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Wringer / Mangle.

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

Description
This Mangle constists of two wooden rollers on a flat ledge,supported by an iron frame.On the side is a large wheel with handle,to turn the rollers,.at the top is a wheel to tighten the roller pressure.
Size
64 cms D x 84 cms W x158 cms H.
Object Registration
127/16
Keywords
ironmongers.laundry equipment.mecanical device
Historical information
Mangles were used to speed up the process of drying clothes by removing excess water.Unfortunately the history of this particular mangle is not known nor where it was used .
When Made
Circa late 1800
Made By
G.H.Nicoll & Co.-Dundee
Significance
An example of early laundry equipment.
Inscriptions & Markings
G.H.Nicoll & Co. Dundee.
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:12AM