Patent Model - Improvement in Washing-Machines

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Butler Edgar (b.1828, d.1923), Patentee
Production date
Jan 28 1873
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Wood, iron
11 x 12 x 11" (27.9 x 30.5 x 27.9cm)
Edgar's patent is an improvement to a patent received by him on August 27,1872 - patent number 130,848. Its purpose is "to construct a machine that its action shall, under all circumstances, be vertical, uniform, and self-adjusting; that whether the clothes or articles to be operated upon be run through in large or small quantities, of even or uneven surface, whether through the center or side of the machine, they shall be thoroughly cleansed..." (Patent Number 135,211)
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