Patent Model - Washing-Machine

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John Pettit (b.1832, d.1903), Patentee
Production date
Jun 01 1880
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Wood, brass, metal
11 1/2 x 9 x 6" (29.2 x 22.9 x 15.2cm)
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)
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