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"The Vowel" Cocktail & Drinks Bar

- transformed from a Victorian mangle washing machine -

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

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

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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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