The 'Vowel Y' washing machine and wringer, 1897.
4 0 c m
 
31cm
actual image size: 23cm x 32cm

The 'Vowel Y' washing machine and wringer, 1897.

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Description

This popular model was made in many sizes by Thomas Bradford of London and Manchester, the most famous 19th century washing machine manufacturer. The washing is placed in the hexagonal wooden tub and rotated by the handle on the left. Wooden slats inside the tub help to tumble the clothes.
 

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10186639
 

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