Patent Model - Improvement in Dish-Washers

Maker and role
Althea Whitney (b.1822, d.1895), Patentee
Production date
Jan 07 1879
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Wood, iron, textile
2 x 12 x 3 1/2" (5.1 x 30.5 x 8.9cm)
Althea Whitney's patent improves "the construction of what are commonly termed 'dish-washers;' and it consists in the peculiar construction and arrangement of a handle having at its lower end a flat grooved part, into which, at the extreme end, is securely fastened on both sides a piece of wire, bent at right angles, and at its upper end a double piece of wire, also bent at right angles, passing over both sides, and also firmly secured in the sides. Over these wires is passed a piece of cloth, or a piece of fibrous material, which is wound over the wires, and the ends secured to a hook on each side of the handle..." (Patent Number 211,203)
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