Patent Model - Washing-Machine

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Erastus Lawrence, Patentee
Production date
Sep 09 1851
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Wood, steel
14 3/4 x 10 5/8 x 8 5/8" (37.5 x 27 x 21.9cm)
Lawrence's patent "consists in a system of mechanical devices which are operated conveniently by hand, and by whose action, clothes and other articles are thoroughly rubbed and turned to be rubbed on different surfaces, or in different positions, in a manner closely resembling the manipulation of the washerwoman but without being touched by the hands of the operator." (Patent Number 8,347)
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