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Post# 992974   5/3/2018 at 15:23 by thomasortega (Los Angeles - CA)        

Guys, doesn anybody know if it is ever possible and where to find new tongs to take clothes out of semi-automatic, wringer or twin tub washers without touching the water?

Post# 992982 , Reply# 1   5/3/2018 at 16:20 by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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hot dog or ice cube tongs work just as well....

Post# 992984 , Reply# 2   5/3/2018 at 16:50 by philcobendixduo (San Jose)        
Barbecue Tongs....

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.....are the BIGGEST and the LONGEST - should work just fine for removing laundry from wringer washer without touching the water.

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Post# 992989 , Reply# 3   5/3/2018 at 17:16 by thomasortega (Los Angeles - CA)        

I mean wooden tongs.... to give a vintage personality LOL

Post# 992991 , Reply# 4   5/3/2018 at 17:22 by thomasortega (Los Angeles - CA)        

I mean wooden tongs.... to give a vintage personality LOL

By the way, it's for my personal use, not to put on a product.

Post# 992995 , Reply# 5   5/3/2018 at 17:56 by ea56 (Sonoma Co.,CA)        

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Years ago when I used both a Maytag wringer and later a Maytag A50 Twintub I only needed to use something to help get the clothes out of the first load of whites when the water was still the hottest. I would just get a big wooden spoon from the kitchen to help lift the clothes out of the hot water. After the first load the water had cooled enough to just use my hands.

Post# 992998 , Reply# 6   5/3/2018 at 18:05 by thomasortega (Los Angeles - CA)        

Yep, anything helps... I have something i can use as tongs.

But i wanted a pair of tongs that look like

Other thing I would love to find are those vintage clothespins (not the spring loaded ones)

Post# 993000 , Reply# 7   5/3/2018 at 18:14 by ea56 (Sonoma Co.,CA)        

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Go to ebay for vintage clothes pins. Also, Vermont Country Store and Lehman’s online. They will be expensive in comparison to the spring loaded wooden clothes pins.


Post# 993001 , Reply# 8   5/3/2018 at 18:22 by thomasortega (Los Angeles - CA)        

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Post# 993038 , Reply# 9   5/4/2018 at 06:04 by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

Most wringer washer owners had a "washin' stick" that was basically a 20" section of broom handle to dip the clothes up and hoist them onto the feed board of the wringer. Children learned quickly not to misbehave when that was out because it had more than one use.

Post# 993040 , Reply# 10   5/4/2018 at 06:06 by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
Have a set of wooden wash tongs use with the Hoover & Maytag

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But find them most useful for fetching things that are deep inside tubs, especially when water is hot or near boiling. Otherwise they become more of a bother sometimes.

In effort to arrange washing so it goes through wringer evenly, or in spin basket so it won't be off balanced, your always picking up then putting down the tongs. Since wear gloves while doing the wash with semi-automatics anyway, far easier to just reach into tub and fetch things out.

Again will certainly say a wash stick or tongs do come in handy when water is very hot, but otherwise....

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