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Acme Hand Cranked Wringer (Mangle)

$149.00 $110.00

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Product Description

For Sale Acme Hand Cranked Wringer (Mangle)
Clamp-on
Bakelite handle
Vintage – Mid century
Handle can be turned to lock
Made in Great Britain
Acme Wringer Glasgow
Weighs 13-14 kg
Width 58 cm Height 41 cm (including handle) x 18cm great price working
Period:
19th Century
Description:
The Acme Wringer was a popular piece of domestic laundry equipment. It was a small mangle which would be positioned between two sinks. Clothes were passed through the rollers, rinsed and passed through them again to remove excess water before hanging them out to dry. This was a time consuming process which became unnecessary as electric washing machines which spun water out of the clothes became more commonplace.

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