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H7057 Washing machine, 'Red Star', manual, with lever-operated dolly, made by Beatty Bros Ltd, Fergus, Ontario, Canada, c. 1924. Click to enlarge.

Red Star hand--operated washing machine made by Beatty Bros Ltd, Ontario, Canada, c.1924

Made
  • c 1924
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.

H7057

Object Statement

Washing machine, 'Red Star', manual, with lever-operated dolly, made by Beatty Bros Ltd, Fergus, Ontario, Canada, c. 1924

Physical Description

Washing machine, 'Red Star', manual, with lever-operated dolly, made by Beatty Bros Ltd, Fergus, Ontario, Canada, c. 1924

Washing machine, domestic, "Red Star" brand, wooden barrel with manual mechanical dolly, lever operated, Height 34", diameter 23".

Dimensions

Height

1200 mm

Width

670 mm

Production

Made

  • c 1924

Notes

Beatty Bros Ltd were established in 1874 by George Beatty (1845-1921) and Matthew Beatty (1836-1884). They also made windmills.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Daubney, 1962

Acquisition Date

24 May 1962

Cite this Object

Harvard

Red Star hand--operated washing machine made by Beatty Bros Ltd, Ontario, Canada, c.1924 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 19 January 2022, <https://ma.as/247427>

Wikipedia

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