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Post# 698885   8/25/2013 at 19:44 (3,885 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        

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Just think of all the washday fun you could have with this:

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Post# 698923 , Reply# 1   8/25/2013 at 22:44 (3,885 days old) by retropia ()        

That thing looks like it is built like a tank! It would require a crew of burly men to get it up or down a flight of stairs.

Post# 698958 , Reply# 2   8/26/2013 at 06:24 (3,885 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

I have never understood how best to use one of these. You would need at least two people if you washed in both tubs, one to do the rinsing in the set tubs and one to do the hanging up. It seems like you could get backed up on rinsing since the machine could wash two loads at once but only one load could be rinsed at a time unless you had two helpers for rinsing, but arranging rinse tubs around this machine would be difficult with the wringer between two of the tubs. If you washed in one and rinsed in the other, you would have to do at least one change of rinse water for each load after wringing them out, emptying and refilling the tub then putting them back in for the second agitated rinse. I guess if you needed a double tub washer, you either had enough kids to help with the laundry or could afford staff otherwise this machine would wear you out even faster than a regular wringer washer.

Post# 698981 , Reply# 3   8/26/2013 at 10:18 (3,885 days old) by Supersuds (Knoxville, Tenn.)        

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Alternatively, you could get some of that "no rinse" Tide that that was being advertised in the 1950s, use both tubs to wash, then wring everything out! ;)

Post# 699009 , Reply# 4   8/26/2013 at 12:55 (3,885 days old) by twintubdexter (Palm Springs)        

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No rinsing...that's why Tide was called "The Washday Miracle." Tide caught on but the miracle didn't. Sort of like washing your clothes and dishes in the Thor.

Post# 699124 , Reply# 5   8/26/2013 at 20:12 (3,884 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
Everything Old Is New Again

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Post# 699125 , Reply# 6   8/26/2013 at 20:14 (3,884 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        

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Should also like to mention the original advert for this machine is available to order from the Ephemera a section:


Post# 699126 , Reply# 7   8/26/2013 at 20:18 (3,884 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
Long Story Short

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There were unlimited ways one could use these twin tub wringers.

For instance a cool or warm water prewash in one tub, then wring wash into the next that was filled with hot/boiling water. Wring that load out into either a tub or sink for rinsing...

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