Object Detail


Maker and Role
Frances Gabe (b.1915, d.2017), Patentee
Description
Frances Gabe's Self-Cleaning House was patented on January 31, 1984 as a Self-Cleaning Building Construction. Included in the patent was more than 60 separate inventions including this one for a "clothes-freshner" closet.

According to Gabe: "One hangs the soiled clothing in the closet, presses a button, and in approximately an hour the clothes are washed, dried, and ready for wearing again."
Collection
Fred M.B. Amram & Sandra A. Brick Woman Inventor Collection
Date
Circa 1980
Currently on Display
No
Object No
2005.21.1

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