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Post# 778085   8/18/2014 at 21:58 (2,017 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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Not sure if it's old or new...but it doesn't look old from the photo..whatever the brand.

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Post# 778095 , Reply# 1   8/18/2014 at 22:33 (2,017 days old) by wayupnorth (On a lake between Bangor and Bar Harbor)        

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That is a Monitor washer from the 50's to 60's. Has an impeller on the back of the tub and laundry goes round and round. We had one here in the 60's, had a gravity drain and hand crank wringer that folded up inside.

Post# 778097 , Reply# 2   8/18/2014 at 22:41 (2,017 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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hey Tim, thanks for educating me on this one. It sounds like a hard way to go for washing, but how did it "perform"?

Post# 778112 , Reply# 3   8/19/2014 at 00:00 (2,017 days old) by hippiedoll (tucson, arizona u.s.a.)        
i'm guessing....

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since it has the impeller against the back of the tub, it was exactly like the hoover twin tub washing. but instead of having the spinner, you had to work the manual wringer.


Post# 778137 , Reply# 4   8/19/2014 at 04:50 (2,017 days old) by kenmore58 (Rhode Island)        

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I have three or four different models of the Monitor washer in my collection, including the one with the electric wringer. They are definitely cute little machines.


Post# 778148 , Reply# 5   8/19/2014 at 05:51 (2,017 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

Monitors were generally advertised in the small, one column ads common to the back pages of women's and shelter mags. Using one was like using a wringer washer which was the standard of laundry automation then. The small size meant that apartment dwellers could have a washing machine. The small sizes were probably mostly used for "personal wash."

Post# 778204 , Reply# 6   8/19/2014 at 14:10 (2,016 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
youtube video of Monitor washer

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Now that you helped me identify it, Tim, I found it working here:

Post# 778205 , Reply# 7   8/19/2014 at 14:25 (2,016 days old) by wayupnorth (On a lake between Bangor and Bar Harbor)        

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Yes, thats it Phil. Ours was very similar but did have a drain hose and did not have a switch to turn it off and on. They should have filled it with water and some type of laundry to show how it really works instead of spashing all the water out the top.

Post# 778236 , Reply# 8   8/19/2014 at 18:14 (2,016 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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I caught that, too - funny, all the water action, gives the impression of a shower on the side with your wash. :-)

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