|Object ID #||1970.041.001|
|Object Name||Agitator, Laundry|
|Lexicon category||5: T&E For Science & Technology|
|Year Range from||1894|
|Year Range to||1914|
|Made||C. T. Childers Co.|
|Place of Origin||Illinois, U.S.A.|
This is a hand-plunged laundry agitator (known as a "dowser" or vacuum washer). It has a long wooden replacement handle (the original one was broken when it arrived at the museum in 1970). The working end has a somewhat conical-shaped tin part. C.T. Childers Co. (Galesburg, Illinois) is the manufacturer.
This laundry agitator (vacuum washer) was manufactured by the C. T. Childers Co. of Galesburg, Illinois.
Last owned by Laura Misselbrook, who did not say which family originally owned it, just remarked that it was used prior to the First World War, so it would be pre-1914.
The design might have been patented in 1894?
|Collection||Household Equipment, 20th-c Collection|