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A few more twintub brochures
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Post# 1069655   4/28/2020 at 08:15 (1,064 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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I found some more small brochures/leaflets in my collection. I don't think these were sold in the UK and we didn't discuss them either at Easter so I thought it was best to start a new thread about them.

The first brand is Domestic. We talked about the brand before but we didn't find proof of a relation between the Domestic brand and Rolls.

The brochure shows a twintub and a single washer. The twintub has an agitator (I assume, it says it's a "langzaamwasser, so a slow washer, which usually meant an agitator machine). On the twintub page a circulation pump and a filter is mentioned.

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Post# 1069656 , Reply# 1   4/28/2020 at 08:25 (1,064 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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Brochure #2 is of the Viking brand. It has a similar wash system as the German made twintub in brochure #3. Both maschines have a strong circulation pump for washing, no agitator, nu pulsator, just the circulation action through 3 injectors. The Viking brochure mentions 300 liters of water being circulated every minute. No wear and tear on the laundry, and overloading stops the wash action. No maintenance, no parts that need oil. The machine has a pump and a built in heater.

There is a drawing:

1. Motor
2. Pump
3. Heating element
4 Screen
5 Injector

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Post# 1069657 , Reply# 2   4/28/2020 at 08:30 (1,064 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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#3 Fontana Düsenwaschmachine. This is also a machine with an injectorsystem. Probably the Viking and Montana machines came from the same factory. Same capacity, same wash system. This machine also has a drain pump and a heating element. The Viking brochure doesn't mention where it was made, the Fontana brochure mentions "Maschinenfabrik Wilhelm KG, Niederdielfen, Kreis Siegen.

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Post# 1069666 , Reply# 3   4/28/2020 at 09:03 (1,064 days old) by keymatic3203 (Cardiff UK)        
Great to see these Louis

Can anyone see a resemblance of the domestic twin tub in the first brochure and the Gobin/Scales double G. It just looks a taller thinner machine and the top deck with the round lids and sunken spinner just rang a bell.

Louis, all three twin tubs here, seem to have a foot level pedal under the spinner, it's to the side on the domestic, do you know what it's for, I can only think of a brake for the spinner.

Thanks for posting


Post# 1069669 , Reply# 4   4/28/2020 at 09:21 (1,064 days old) by keymatic (Surrey.U.K)        

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Hi Mathew,

I would say the pedal is a brake for the spinner, many of the early spin dryers had a foot brake to slow/stop the spinning, even the Morphy Richards "Astral" had a foot brake into the early 60's.

The only UK machine I know of that operated a recirculation wash action only was the Parkinson washer and this was launched around 1955.

Louis: Do you know the dates of these brochure's ?


Post# 1069678 , Reply# 5   4/28/2020 at 09:56 (1,064 days old) by keymatic3203 (Cardiff UK)        
oh yes

I had a morphy richards astral years ago, I think I remember you lifted the pedal with your toe, locking the lid and staring the motor, pressing down, switched off, applied the brake and unlocked the lid.

Post# 1069680 , Reply# 6   4/28/2020 at 09:59 (1,064 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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Those pedals are probably indeed for the brake. The spinners have no safety system on the lid yet. I believe they became mandatory somewhere in the mid 60's. There is no information in the brochures about the year they appeared. I had a look in the newspaper archives, nothing there that can shine more light on it.

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