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'Locomotive' electric washing machine and mangle, 1929.

'Locomotive' electric washing machine and mangle, 1929.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 26cm x 32cm


The clothes are placed in the copper tank, with soap and water and they all slosh back and forth. Despite the eccentric wash action, machines like this were mas-produced in the 1920s. Made by Brantford Washing Machine Co, Ontario. Three-quarter view, lower viewpoint.

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