boards. Text rights reserved - please ask if you would like permission for re-use. cloth. In some countries they are Medieval launderers preparing big sheets, were standard pieces of laundering equipment in the late Middle Ages, in England But it seems likely they would have. (see right) sometimes doubled as storage furniture, with linen left folded flat They were also called slickers, slickstones, sleekstones, or slickenstones. Some fabrics, such as cotton, require the addition of water to loosen the i… This much more refined flat iron model consisted of a two-plated, heated iron that came together with a hinge in the middle. Also: >>>> history of laundry and >>>> laundry from 1800,