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Floor 'Bumper' or polisher head, 1949

Bumping the floor was a ritual carried out in every Army barrack room. The wooden floor was bumped with the heavy brush to clean the surface thoroughly. Sometimes a man stood on the bumper and was pulled along by several others to increase the cleaning pressure.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 1978-08-18-4

Copyright/Ownership

National Army Museum Copyright

Location

National Army Museum, Study collection

Object URL

https://collection.nam.ac.uk/detail.php?acc=1978-08-18-4

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