‘Easy’ electric washing machine made by Syracuse Washing Machine Corp., New York, USA, after 1912

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 i...

Summary

Object No.

H7281

Physical Description

'Easy' electric washing machine and spin drier, serial number R-209767, metal, distributed by Easy Washing Machine Company, Sydney, for Syracuse Washing Machine Corporation, Syracuse, New York, U.S.A., patented 26 March 1912

Dimensions

Height

1010 mm

Width

1020 mm

Depth

630 mm

Weight

97 kg

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Noel Alfred, 1963

Acquisition Date

10 July 1963

Cite this Object

Harvard

'Easy' electric washing machine made by Syracuse Washing Machine Corp., New York, USA, after 1912 2018, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 21 October 2018, <https://ma.as/248027>

Wikipedia

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