‘Easy’ electric washing machine

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...


'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


1010 mm
1020 mm
630 mm
97 kg


Gift of Noel Alfred, 1963
10 July, 1963

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'Easy' electric washing machine 2017, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 17 December 2017, <https://ma.as/248027>
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