Clothes wringer

Clothes wringer
Title
Clothes wringer
Date 
1870-1900
Medium 
Wood, iron, brass
Dimensions 
Overall: 14 1/2 x 20 1/4 x 4 5/8 in. ( 36.8 x 51.4 x 11.7 cm )
Description 
Wood clothes wringer with iron crank and turned wood handle; crank turns large wood roller with reeding held between vertical wood slats; horizontal wood piece below rollers pierced with three holes; center hole holds iron rod with threads and wing nut; brass springs beneath crank.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mr. Frank B. Lucas
Object Number 
1954.211
Marks 
stencilled: on side: "Richardson's/LITTLE WASHER/Pat'd July 16. 1867/Manufactured by/Edward Cartor/TROY.N.Y."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group