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"The Vowel" Cocktail & Drinks Bar

- transformed from a Victorian mangle washing machine -


View looking down through glass of the cocktail bar, showing the top of the original Victorian washing machine


Side view of the original Victorian washing machine barrel, showing the cogs and gears


View looking across the cocktail bar top, with shaped 15mm glass top, and the washing machine barrel beneath

This is a very unique and special piece, which has been converted from a cast iron and wooden Victorian washing machine with integrated mangle, dating from the 1860's/1870's. When we first saw the original item, we could immediately imagine its conversion to a cocktail or drinks bar. All of the renovation work has been undertaken in a very sensitive way, to maintain the essence of the original item, whilst making it a practical drinks bar for todays' modern living. This was an extremely exciting project, and we are thrilled with the end result.

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