Hampshire Sweeps - 4036509
Hampshire Sweeps

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5.05

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product 4036509
Introduced: January 2014
Joseph Glass was credited in revolutionizing the Chimney Sweep business during Dickens time. It was not uncommon for small boys to climb up and down the inside of chimneys to clean them. Joseph Glass’s inventions replaced the kids with chimney sweeps.
  • Lighted Buildings
  • 7.67 in H
  • Coordinates With: 4036517 Lucky Day For A Sweep
  • Electrical: Standard cord and bulb
  • Replacement Bulb: 56.99244
  • Materials Zinc alloy, Porcelain, UL Cord
  • Measurements of Product 7.67 in H x 4.33 in W x 4.33 in L
  • Power Features Standard Light Cord w/ 120V bulb
  • Retirement Month and Year November 2017
  • Name Hampshire Sweeps
  •   With the Age of Industrialization, the number of coal burning chimneys vastly increased and so did the need for chimney sweeps.  For a time after transition to coal, small boys were sent up chimneys to scrape and brush flues.  During Dickens' time this practice was vastly limited by law and eventually outlawed altogether.  Mechanical means of cleaning chimneys would have been used by Hampshire Sweeps  and if our man happened to be seen passing by a wedding, it was said that the happy couple would have a blessed and lucky marriage. Joseph Glass was credited in revolutionizing the Chimney Sweep business during Dickens time. It was not uncommon for children, small boys were to used to climb up and down the inside of chimneys to clean them. Parliament passed laws so that children were no longer used. Joseph Glass’s inventions replaced the kids, allowing chimney sweeps to clean from the fireplace below or the chimney opening on the roof.

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By Jean Rew
Ward, AL
December 28, 2017
5.05
"I have been collecting Dickens Village pieces since 1989. My skating pond with skaters is no longer working and I wondered where I might acquire another one. Can you help me? Thank you!"