Patent Model - Improved Washing-Machine

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Erastus Young, Patentee
Production date
May 06 1862
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8 1/2 x 8 x 6" (21.6 x 20.3 x 15.2cm)
Young's patent "belongs to that class of washing-machines in which the cleaning of the clothes is effected by squeezing or pressing them repeatedly between a slatted pressure-board and the side of the tub or suds-box." It "consists in the arrangement of a hand-lever with an adjustable fulcrum, in combination with toggle-arms and with an oscillating pressure-board in such a manner that by changing the position of the fulcrum of the hand-lever the pressure-board can be adjusted for clothes of different size and of different fabric..." (Patent Number 35,195)
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