Object Detail


Maker and Role
John Pettit (b.1832, d.1903), Patentee
Date
Jun 01 1880
Object Type
Media
Wood, brass, metal
Dimensions
11 1/2 x 9 x 6" (29.2 x 22.9 x 15.2cm)
Description
John Pettit’s improved washing machine patent “relates to a
metal-bucket plunger washing-machine, operated either by a
crank or lever, as convenience may suggest.” The “crank-and plunger combination makes the washing easy and rapid, and at the same time without danger of injuring the articles.” (Patent Number 228,272)
Collection
E. Tunnicliff Fox Collection
Object No
61.47.313
Currently on Display
Yes
Maker Details

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