Old Wringer Washer Tub

old wringer washer
rollers squishing out water
clothesline and clothespins

wringer washer, tub, garden, photo, SwittersB


Example of the old wringer washer my Mom had in the basement (Wikimedia Commons)


21 Responses to “Old Wringer Washer Tub”

  1. May 27, 2015 at 10:53 AM

    great use of the old washer 🙂

  2. May 26, 2015 at 11:24 PM

    I had one. It did a great job. That’s why most basements had two sinks — first and second rinse. Used way less power and water than today’s. The only advantage for automatic is that you didn’t have to stand there and do the work. For some reason that didn’t bother me. Then hang on clothesline in basement and iron practically everything. I guess I was cut out for that work in those days.

    • May 27, 2015 at 5:51 AM

      Great comment! Clotheslines in the basement…yes! And, outside too. Everything ironed. My Mom couldn’t get an extension for the phone in hte basement….and she loved to talk on the phone….hence, I am sure, she talked my Dad into one of those new agitator + spin cycle washers. Eventually, the dryer came too.

  3. 7 Anonymous
    May 26, 2015 at 8:46 PM

    My first washing machine was one of these. It did the job well.

  4. May 26, 2015 at 12:46 PM

    Oh this takes me back to some very vivid childhood memories. When i was a small child i was ‘helping’ my Mom do the laundry with such a washer. My ponytail got caught in the wringer and was pulling my head closer and closer to the machine. I can still hear the crash of my Mom slamming the emergency release on the wringer. Yikes!

  5. May 26, 2015 at 10:24 AM

    I remember my Mom having one of these! 🙂

  6. May 26, 2015 at 8:59 AM

    I so remember my grandmother having one of these. Brings back good memories. 🙂

  7. May 26, 2015 at 8:42 AM

    My Mum had one of those. I mangled my young brother’s thumb.

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