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A description, with an engraving, of a device for cleaning chimneys.
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Get this from a library! Society for Superseding the Necessity of Climbing Boys: by encouraging a new method of sweeping chimneys, and for improving the condition of children and others employed by chimney sweepers, instituted on the fourth of February, [Society for Superseding the Necessity of Climbing Boys.]. Society for superseding the Necessity of Climbing Boys. Twenty-second (twenty-third) report, May 1, (). Authors: Society for Superseding the Necessity of Climbing Boys (LONDON). Crucially, the scandiscope made laws banning the use of climbing boys possible, although it would take decades of campaigning. By Parliament banned the use of boys under fourteen, extended to twenty-one in Climbing Boys: A Study of Sweeps' Apprentices, passed picture pointed poor practice present published records referred reform regulations reported Robert sent Sheffield showed social Society for Superseding Society of Friends soot street suffered Superseding the Employment sweep Sweepers All Book Search results ».
Around a pressure group was formed the society superseding the need of the climbing boys. This group set about pushing the design of brushes and rods as a viable alternative to children and lobbying parliament. soot out of chimneys and in this manner render unnecessary the use of climbing-boys.'2 The premium was offered annually until , when, no claimant having appeared, it was dropped only to be revived in , in consequence of the founding that year of the Society for Superseding the Necessity of Climbing Boys, by Encouraging a New Method of. In , a society was formed called “The Society for the Suppression of Climbing Boys.” They offered a prize for any apparatus that would stop the “pernicious employment” of climbing boys. George Smart had invented a mechanical “chimney sweep” machine as early as that differed little from the brushes used by the climbing boys. A non-fiction book about the 'climbing boys', the small boys - and occasionally girls - employed by master chimney sweeps to climb up the inside of chimneys (or, to be precise, up the flues inside the chimneys) to remove the soot. It focuses mainly on British sweeps, with a brief chapter on the US.4/5(1).
‘An Account of the Proceedings of the Society for Superseding the Necessity of Climbing Boys’, The Edinburgh Review or Critical Journal, 32 (Oct. ), pp. – Society for Superseding the Necessity of Climbing Boys, ‘The Scandiscope’ (). Rev. J. A. George Smart’s scandiscopes were gradually brought into use, and the lot of the climbing boys improved. Crucially, the scandiscope made laws banning the use of climbing boys possible, although this took decades of more campaigning as well as further improvements to Smart’s machine. Indeed, it had a popular campaign behind it, in the form of the grandly titled Society for Superseding the Necessity of Climbing Boys in Cleaning Chimneys. The scandiscope was essentially a series of equally sized and numbered hollow wooden rods, of feet (76cm), that all slotted together, with a cord passing through the middle. By he had developed this idea to design a 'scandiscope' for the Society for Superseding the Necessity of Climbing Boys so that a sweep could assemble the poles whilst pushing them up a chimney, a cord through their middle being able to open the brushes which brought down the soot when the poles were withdrawn.