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Cataract washing machine with original instruction book; Copper tub set in iron casing with mounted wooden wringer. Motor and faucet hook-up below tub
instructions (document genre)
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.
1900 Washer Company (Manufacturer)
Binghamton, NY, USA
New York state (United States)