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93/170/1 Electric washing machine, Hoover 0354 model, steel, made by Hoover Ltd, England, c. 1960. Click to enlarge.

Washing machine

Made
  • c 1960
Throughout the 1800s and into the first half of the 1900s washing clothes was a laborious and time consuming weekly chore which took a full day to complete, usually on a Monday. This machine was certainly an improvement on the hard work of scrubbing clothes against a washboard in a tub but it still required a considerable amount of labour. This was to fill and empty the machine twice by hand, to wash, squeeze out and then rinse and remove the heavy wet washing, wring it out again and then hang …

Summary

Object No.

93/170/1

Object Statement

Electric washing machine, Hoover 0354 model, steel, made by Hoover Ltd, England, c. 1960

Physical Description

Electric washing machine, Hoover 0354 model, steel, made by Hoover Ltd, England, c. 1960

Dimensions

Height

1020 mm

Width

430 mm

Depth

450 mm

Production

Made

  • c 1960

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Ms Jocelyn Alexander, 1993

Acquisition Date

14 May 1993

Cite this Object

Harvard

Washing machine 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 17 October 2021, <https://ma.as/131430>

Wikipedia

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