Patent Model - Improved Washing Machine

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A.T. Williamson, Patentee
Production date
Sep 10 1867
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Wood, paint, brass
11 x 10 3/8 x 12" (27.9 x 26.4 x 30.5cm)
The nature of Williamson's invention "consists in the use of sleeve-elbows for connecting the lever with the movable washer, arranged with a recessed face, and perforated with a series of holes, in order to let the water pressed through the clothes pass out into the washing-box freely; and in the use of a back-board, which is also perforated and arranged with wings, so that the dirty water may pass through, and also that the clothes may be held in a suitable position for washing..." (Patent Number 68,676)
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