Patent Model - Washing-Machine

Maker and role
David Hart, Patentee
Production date
Dec 11 1883
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Object detail

Media/Materials
Wood, lead
Measurements
11 3/4 x 9 1/8 x 12 1/4" (29.8 x 23.2 x 31.1cm)
Description
Hart's patent improvements are described as: "in a washing-machine, the combination, with a tank or tub having a cover, of a series of pumps having cylinders passing through said cover, and grated and funnel-shaped at the lower-ends, hand mechanism for operating said pumps, and a spring-supported rack to receive the clothes, whereby the clothes are cleansed..." (Patent Number 290,047)
Object number
2015.14.3496
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No

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