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Washing sheets with an automatic washing machine is considerably easier than washing them with one that has a wringer, and that is considerably easier than washing them with a scrubboard and a tub. This hand-cranked invention, produced by the Lovell Manufacturing Company in Erie, Pennsylvania, was intended to make "less hard work for mother," by more or less automatically squeezing out the excess water from the rinse tub so that the clothes would dry more quickly on the line.


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Clothes Wringer

creator   Lovell Manufacturing Company
location   Erie, Pennsylvania
height   11.0"
width   14.0"
depth   6.0"
process/materials   wood, metal
accession #   #1987.30.03

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