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Basket created at the School

Basket work produced by the School was relatively expensive, and desirable to own.

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early to mid 20th century

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The basket is a large, hinged laundry basket created by students at the school and donated to Museum of Liverpool. Basket weaving was a trade that was taught in the school from 1791. Henry Dannett, the school's founder wrote in 1793:

"The basket manufactory, though less profitable (than whip making), is in one respect, more useful. Blind men who come from a distance may be taught in the course of two or three years to make good baskets and hampers, and may then return to their friends to gain a few shillings weekly, following their employment at home."

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