Patent Model - Washing-Machine

Maker and role
David Elliot, Patentee
Isaac White, Assignee
David Elliot, Assignee
Production date
Nov 24 1857
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Wood, paint
10 x 8 3/4 x 7 1/2" (25.4 x 22.2 x 19.1cm)
The nature of Elliot's "invention and improvements in machines for washing and squeezing clothes, consists of a tub or vat, with corrugated parallel sides and semicircular bottom, in connection with one or more corrugated semicircular rubbers, arranged on a traversing axle provided with a spring or springs for forcing the rubbers toward one side of the vat, and producing the required pressure on the clothes being washed or squeezed." (Patent Number 18,721)
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