Our guess is that it is used to air dry things--towels, clothes, etc.
That was my guess, too.
Urban clothes line...very old...and very unique. a definite "Keeper"
Never seen that before. Thanks for posting! I love seeing stuff like this.
Yeah... I told my bro, "Definitely DO NOT remove that from the door."
Yes that's an olden day clothes drying rack. I also have one. You can also hang and dry flowers on them.
What great character in that door.
clothes drying rack
It was probably in the kitchen area, used for drying dish-towels. And for sure DO NOT REMOVE!!!!
I knw thats for hanging stuff to dry, they have those in our dorm at wsu. I hang my towels on them after every shower
Maybe since it was near Boston it could be a pasta drying rack.
How awesome! I agree, a drying rack.
yes clothing hanger, I have one by my pool for our pool towels.
Clothes drying rack, we had 2 in my home when I was growing up in the pre-dryer age.
It is a towel rack, my Mom had one in our kitchen, while I was growing up...we had lot's of towels, family of seven, and no dishwasher, just three daughters!
This is a cloths dryer that they used in the '1950's it is the same thing that they use today but is made of rope and they use it in your shower
It is a drying rack my mamaw had one in her house on the door in the kitchen when I was a little girl I used to stand on the chair and hang her dish towels on it, I asked her one time why we did not have them in our house and she said city folk do not know how to build a good house. I sure did love that woman lol from KY
Drying rack that could also be used for drying bunches of herbs and strings of leather breeches beans.
Yep, Debbie C... the door its on used to be the kitchen.
Its for colored flags!! green= pot roast for dinner red= chicken for dinner = blue is fried taters etc LOL
for hanging the clothes that were freshly ironed while ironing, before putting them away
drying herbs, flowers, other plant material possibly.
maybe some kind of knitting yarn kind of thing.
Any kitchen use needed! It's a drying rack. And if there's one in a bedroom, it usually held ties.
indoor cloths drying racks
Pasta, lots of pasta!
Yep, it's a clothes hanger. Great for wet gloves, wool socks ect...
out of curiosity what room is it in?
yep--thats a drying rack--I own a 100+ year old home and I have one in my kitchen that I use to hang and dry herbs on--wonderful!
It is a necktie holder that swivels out of the closet?
Su T, its in the kitchen, so I think we have a consensus... drying rack.
I have a free-standing one that folds up for travel. It makes a complete circle when up and over 3 feet tall. Great for drying camping gear or beach towels when out at the island. Love the old stuff.
Drying rack for clothes. my grandparents had one in their house when I was younger.
yes...it is an antique drying rack. Very cool!!! =>
I have one tucked away somewhere from my old house in upstate NY
Looks like something from the 80's move The Goonies!
@Jerry H....love the flags....pot roast?...I'm all over that.
Everyone has gotten it completely wrong. Its Boston. It is a direction system for tourist who get lost off the Freedom Trail red line. You point one to Lexington/Concord, one to Harvard, one to MIT, one to North Church. Well you get the point.
Soooo glad you cleared this up Kevin. Of course it WOULD be a lawyer who would share the "truth" w/us!!!
Yes- I think it is something people would hang gloves and hats on when wet
tea towel rack I have one in my kitchen as well.
little big for tea towel racks.
It was use for hanging up or drying candles and if it was smaller then it would be used for hanging your unmentionables, but I think this one is for drying your gloves and scarfs.
I have one I use regularly on my back porch. It is a drying rack for laundry.
clothes drying and holding rack
Well folks, personally, I think it's time we "HANG" this conversation out to dry!! LOL ; ~ )
old clothes hangers have them , worth$$$$
This looks like a clothes drying rack often hung near a radiator or a wood stove in an older home.
It is an antique fold down drying rack. When not in use, the arms fold together and then it can be un-hinged and stored downward out of the way. Usually used for drying dish towels & cloths by those that still wash dishes by hand.
Some kind of hangers for drying clothes, I think. From a long time ago.
Yes they are hangers to dry clothes on. I remember Grandma having these. They were used when weather to cold to dry outside. or too wet outside
Yes, they were used to dry towels, etc.
it's like a clothes rack 2 dry light ideas on. In college we washed out our underware and hung on 'em.......LOL
Would love 2 find some of these.
It is an old fashioned clothes dryer. You can spread the slats apart so the clothes hang separately. I have one in my house that I can raise and lower the height of the slats. I can't see from the photo if the slats adjust like that on this one. My Grandmother tells me one can dry a set of double bed sheets on one of these. I use mine to hang my winter coat on a hanger to let it dry before it goes into the closet. It is a very handy item.
Makes a great decoration as well for a laundry room along with an authentic wash board
It is a pasta drying rack for homemade pasta.
It is a clothes dryng rack. I have one in my kitchen above the radiator. Mine folds out but has a wooden slide to slide the wooden slats up. When my 92 year old Grandmother saw it she said she had one and could dry a full set of sheets on it.
If it were lower it would be for kitchen towels, higher is for clothes
My mum had a couple of these to dry the spaghetti on our spaghetti and pasta making days. Then one was put away and the other was used for tea towels.
It's definitely a dishtowel rack, so they dry after each use. But my grandmother and mother both used them
What room is this in?
a clothes rack or towel rack, depends on the room its in
I agree with meza1952. I believe they are spaghetti or pasta drying racks. Most of the towel racks were made of stainless steel, my gram had two of them in her 'service porch' to dry towels she used to dry dishes (before dishwashers!).
I think I've seen these in libraries. Map hangers. Could the house possibly be of historical significance where maps of Boston were drawn or just a map maker drawing plots of property. Just a romantic suggestion.
Yes, drying rack, ds up or down depending if used or not.
Grandmother used it, now I have it.dwswartz
its dwswartz8020 not dwswartz020.
clothes airer by the looks of it
Its a drying rack, probably for towels or clothing.
Oh I know it's a drying rack & I soooooooo wish I had one !!!
A clothes drying rack, I have one I got from Victorian Trading Co. LOVE IT!
Definitely a drying rack. My Grandmother had one in her old farm kitchen, near her wood fired oven. Great for drying snowy mittens from her 10 kids, & grand kids.
1800's answer to drying clothes. they are beautiful and usually very well crafted
wall mounted towel dryer!
Definitely drying rack &...a really nice one at that!
Dish towel dryer