Historical information

Clothes wringer used in the James Young owned house known as the Stone Villa, Bennett Street, Bacchus Marsh. Wringers, also called mangles were used to squeeze water from washed clothes.


James Young was a prominent early resident of Bacchus Marsh from the 1850s until the 1870s. This object which was recovered from his house in Bennett Street is indicative of laundry equipment that many moderately affluent households would have owned in the 1860s.

Physical description

Clothes wringer or clothes mangle. Wood and metal components.

Inscriptions & markings

Clothes Ace Wringer; Warranted 3 years for family use; Superior to Iron Clamps