washing machine

Made:
1850-1900 in Manchester
maker:
Thomas Bradford and Company

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Hand turned washing machine; small flywheel turns main wooden drum through internal gearing. Drum has wooden lid secured by wing nuts. Sits on a pair of painted cast iron frames (black and red).

Made by Thomas Bradford and Co.

Details

Category:
Domestic Appliances
Object Number:
Y1972.41
Materials:
cast iron, cotton (textile) and wood (unidentified)
type:
washing machine
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
credit:
Gift of Mr. F. Wightman