The Hen-Pecked Club’s Peace Box, a “patent cure for a cross wife”. The Hen-Pecked club was an organisation which encouraged men to do more household tasks to take some of the pressure off their wives. The ‘Peace Box’, also known as ‘the wife tamer’, was invented by a club member called Harry Tap in 1862. If a wife was nagging her husband too much, the husband could put her inside the box, which could be rocked like a child’s cot in order to send the wife to sleep. While she was sleeping the husband would perform all the chores then release his wife who would hopefully have calmed down.
to their credit, they do try to do more household tasks
but they kinda fuck it up entirely with this wife coffin here
I cant stop laughing
Imagine a victorian wife following around her husband like “YOU SHOULD HELP ME WITH THIS LAUNDRY AND THE SWEEPING AND THE MENDING AND THE WASHING AND THE BREAD BAKING AND THE-” and he just turns around, picks her up, carries her to the MASSIVE rocking bed he has in a back room or some shit, lies her freaking-out ass down on it, and then rocks it like
“SSSSHHHOOOOOOOOOSSSSSHHH MILDRED SSSHSHHOOOOSHSHSHSHSHHHH”
ARE YOU SERIOUS OH MY GOD THE VISUAL THOUGH. The wife is like “HARRY WHAT THE HELL IS THIS YOU SPENT YOUR FREE TIME MAKING A GIANT ROCKING BED INSTEAD OF MOPPING FLOORS I HATE YOU”