Saturday, 18 September 2010

Bizarre Victorian Device To Calm Wife

For men subjected to serial nagging, one option is to retreat to the garden shed for a spot of peace and quiet. But turn back the clock to the Victorian era, and there was a more drastic solution for henpecked husbands.

It is called the 'wife tamer' and looks like a cross between a coffin and a cradle. The 'wife tamer' was invented by publican Harry Tap in 1862 as a way of dealing with his nagging wife.

(thanks Cora)

3 comment(s):

Curious cat said...

Hi there Gerard. Question: Who is this person 'Cora' who seems to provide you with so much material.
Just curious. Thanks

Gerard said...

It's always nice when Presurfer readers help me by providing interesting material.

That is very much appreciated. Cora is one of those readers.

The Nag said...

I hope my husband doesn't read this post!