Save Womens Lives: History of Washing Machines

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Oldewash, Jan 1, 2003 - Washing machines - 127 pages
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The first and only book containing a comprehensive history of washing machines. Included are over 200 color pictures of washers dating from the early 1800s. A description of the many and varied types of machines along with picture examples is given. Also included are discussions on finding antique washers, restoration, patent descriptions, advertising, safety issues and the companies which manufactured washers.
 

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An excellent book. I use it as a reference at the museum I work at. I especially like the treadmill with the family dog on it, running the machine. See you can wash clothes and save a trip to the Gym.
Well done.

Contents

Early Washing Machine History
5
Milestones In The Development of Washing Machines
14
The Kinds of Washing Machines
21
The Companies
39
More Unusual Machines
59
Wringers Wringer Benches and Mangles
66
Safety and Unsafely Issues
72
Advertising and Marketing
77
The Hunt
95
The Museum
103
Restoration
106
Other Collectibles Collectors and Collections
110
Laundries
114
Decals and Nameplates
118
The Worth of Washing Machines
121
Trivia and The Future
123

Patents and www uspto gov
84
Power For Washing Machines
88
The Web Site www oldewash com
93
List of Figures
125
Bibliography
127
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Professor of Electrical Engineering, retired.

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