Patent Model - Washing-Machine

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Burgan Wescott, Patentee
Production date
Apr 10 1860
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Wood, brass, steel
7 1/2 x 11 1/2 x 5 1/4" (19.1 x 29.2 x 13.3cm)
Wescott's patent washing machine operates by placing the clothes "between the rubber and the bottom of the tub, and the lever is raised and lowered, so as to give the rubber a constantly backward and forward partial rotary motion." (Patent number: 27,849)
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