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Washing Machine

Description

Cataract washing machine with original instruction book; Copper tub set in iron casing with mounted wooden wringer. Motor and faucet hook-up below tub

Details

Label
From "Waiting for a Gallery": During the early 20th century, significant technological developments occurred in domestic activities. But while washing machines like this one were intended to lighten women's work loads, their availabilites raised accepted standards of cleanliness, so that women had to work as hard as ever to keep up with changes wrought by technology.
Maker
1900 Washer Company (Manufacturer)
Date
ca. 1924
Location of origin
Binghamton, NY, USA
Object type
Maintenance T&E
Places
New York state (United States)
Descriptive terms
instructions (document genre)
Machine, Washing
washing machines
Accession Number
1997.36
Credit Line
Museum Purchase
GUSN
11952

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