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Wringer Washing Machine This used to be the height of household technology--a wringer washing machine. My mother had one until about 1972! (It was a little more modern than this type, though.) Mom wasn't alone. I recently read an article that said wringer washing machines outsold automatic washing machines in Canada well into the 1960s!
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Added: 25th February 2009
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Posted By: Lava1964
Posted by: Mia_bambina on 2009-02-25 
YES! I remember that...thanks for reminding MIA' of the time my Grandma and Grandpa had one and used, until he passed away in 1975.

Great memory, WHAT A JOB, hard work too...
Posted by: Naomi on 2009-02-25 
My mom and grandmother used one of these in the 50's, and probably before. When we moved from Brooklyn to Miami in the late 50's we didn't take it with us and she actually used a scrub board in the bathtub until my dad could afford to get her a real washing machine. Women were so tough back then, I don't think I could have done it without whining and complaining all the time!
Posted by: Classico on 2009-02-27 
We had one of those gems which, I believe, was a hand me down from a neighbor who either moved out or who passed away. After the washing and ringing, we would tie up the clothes to the clothesline so that the sunlight would dry up the laundry. The sight of undergarments hanging out in public could not have been too entertaining but that's the way it was back then.
Posted by: eric1957 on 2009-02-28 
My grandmother had a scrub board. It did come in handy. Today it's an instrument in Zydeco music.
Posted by: Nbmike on 2009-02-28 
We had one until the late seventies, and a clothesline to boot. We didn't come aboard the 20th century until 1978 when we got a washer/dryer combo from Sears. On a similar topic, did anybody ever have one of those apartment washer/spinner machines that were only big enough for a pair of jeans, and a t-shirt maybe.
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