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Washing Machine

From the Collection of Learmonth and District Historical Society 326 High Street Learmonth Victoria

Description
This Washing Machine is made of wood and the main barrel part is a rectangular shaped box with slopping sides.On the top is the lid and a handle.It is set on a stand which allowes it to be used with a rocking motion.
Size
118 cms L x 39 cms W x 33 cms H.(main body) 100cms H x 86 cms W.(on stand)
Object Registration
126/16
Keywords
washing machine 1876.household appliance
Historical information
This is an early example of a mechanical device for the washing of clothes.It worked on a rocking motion making the chore of washday easier for the housewife.
When Made
Circa 1876
Made By
F.Wolter & Echberg (Washing Machine makers)
Significance
This is an early example of a mechanical device for washing of clothes.
Inscriptions & Markings
F.WOLTER & ECHBERG"S PATENT WASHING MACHINE .NO 2955. 6 RUSSELL STREET MELBOURNE.ROYAL LETTERS PATENT GRANTED 1876.
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:12AM