Washing Machine

Collection Type

  • Household accessories

Date

ca. 1924

GUSN

GUSN-11952

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

Descriptive Terms

washing machines
instructions (document genre)
Machine, Washing

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)

Location of Origin

Binghamton, NY, USA

Object Type

Maintenance T&E

Credit Line

Museum Purchase

Accession Number

1997.36

Places

New York state (United States)