Patent Model - Improvement in Washing-Machines

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Benjamin Bowen, Patentee
Production date
Aug 19 1873
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Wood, iron
5 x 12 x 4" (12.7 x 30.5 x 10.2cm)
Bowen's patent furnishes "an improved washing-machine, simple in construction, convenient in use, and effective in operations..." "In using the machine, the clothes to be washed are passed back and forth between the large fluted roller D and the small rollers F, the form of which is such that the clothes are alternately saturated and squeezed, and are thus thoroughly washed in a very short time." (Patent Number 141,850)
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