The ‘vamp’ was a term used by Victorian-era clothing manufacturers to describe a product that produced a large amount of steam but was very difficult to clean and dispose of, as it was meant to be used for laundry.
In some instances, the steam was used to wash clothes.
The word ‘vapor’ is a misnomer because it does not mean ‘gas’ as in the gas oven or steam-powered stove, but ‘vapours’ which are similar.
According to the Guinness Book of Records, the ‘vent’, or ‘vault’, was invented in the late 18th century by Sir John Russell, who was working as a tailor.
Russell invented a vent for clothing, which he called the ‘frigid vent’.
In a letter to the author John Ruskin, Russell said that a ‘vast supply of vapours’ would be needed to make a “vapour of clothes”.
He said that the vapours were used to make “vaporisers” that could be used to clean clothing or wash dishes.
Russell said he “poured in the steam and the vapourisers” to clean clothes and also to “clean out the old mould”.
The word ‘vent’ was also used in the 1860s by John Stuart Mill to describe the steam that could power his steam engine.
Mill’s steam engine was a huge engine that was designed to make the use of electricity from a steam engine unnecessary.
However, the idea of a steam-driven steam engine has been abandoned in favour of more modern designs such as electric cars.
Although steam-operated cars are technically considered a “high-tech” invention, the technology has been used in a number of other products and is still being used in some areas of the world.
It is not known how many people were employed by the ‘Vault’ during its heyday.
The first vamp produced by a modern-day designer was produced by James Stewart, a designer and entrepreneur in London in 1869.
Stewart’s vamp was described as “a machine for making clothing” and he was able to produce clothing that was “very clean”.
In the 1920s, the Victorian era began to turn to the modern era and many designers began to incorporate the technology of steam into their designs.
Today, the term ‘vamping’ has been replaced by the more common term ‘venting’ and the term “venting” is no longer associated with any specific style.