Victorian Invention: Combined Bustle and Stool

Time for a genuine news article taken from Leonard de Vries’ book “Victorian Inventions”.


So long as it is the fashion for ladies to wear bustles of the pronounced amplitude now favoured by so many of the fair sex, we do not see why the fact may not be turned to advantage to build into the bustle a device calculated to make it convenient for the wearer frequently to rest from the fatigue of long standing and walking. We are curious to know what other ingenious devices the inventors hold in store for making further use of this space which has been neglected up to now.

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