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Roll up roll up: place your bets re the date of this washing machine

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SurelyYoureJokingMrFeynman Sun 26-May-19 21:12:47

Yes, I've been at the newspaper archives again!grin

Today's gem is a sale of household effects that includes an early "American washing machine".

Would anyone care to join my sweepstake on the year?

(Further clues may be provided anon.wink)

SurelyYoureJokingMrFeynman Sun 26-May-19 21:40:03

Extract from the advert:

pair of 24-inch globes, table lamps, china and glass, kitchen utensils, American washing machine

SurelyYoureJokingMrFeynman Mon 27-May-19 10:24:43

G'wan, take a punt what decade this ad is from!

Some more items:
mahogany wardrobe, chests of drawers, marble-top washstands, toilet tables, cheval and dressing-glasses

SurelyYoureJokingMrFeynman Tue 28-May-19 14:27:06

Aw, no bids?

LAMBERT and SON are instructed by the proprietor, Captain Forster, who is leaving for India, to Sell by Auction,

SuperLoudPoppingAction Tue 28-May-19 14:28:33


SurelyYoureJokingMrFeynman Tue 28-May-19 15:01:58

Not bad, SuperLoudPoppingAction.shock

What are you going on?

SuperLoudPoppingAction Tue 28-May-19 15:26:30

Wild guess between India and when such an innovation might have been needed/thought of.

SurelyYoureJokingMrFeynman Tue 28-May-19 21:16:48

Any more for any more?

SuperLoud is near, but no cigar...

I'd say washing machines were needed since rather further back than the 1850s – unless one sent one's laundry out to a washer woman or steam laundry, of course!

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