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Clothes Wringer HC111

A manual clothes wringer with wooden frame, metal mechanisms and rubber rollers. Hand crank at side turns rollers.

Invented in the 1700s the wringer (mangle) was used largely in middle class homes and by washerwomen. By the 1940s the wringer had been electrified.

date: 1890-1910


manufacturer: The American Wringer Co., USA


maximum dimension:
650mm

 

subject area: Social Science, Technology

 

subject themes: Domestic, Women, Social History, Housework

 

handling collection number: HC111

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Clothes Wringer HC111
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