Thread Number: 91219  /  Tag: Twin-Tub Washers
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Post# 1157353   8/19/2022 at 08:25 (643 days old) by Adam-aussie-vac (Canberra ACT)        

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found on facebook marketplace, i wanna get it and restore it

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Post# 1157367 , Reply# 1   8/19/2022 at 11:22 (642 days old) by turquoisedude (.)        

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Looks like the Easy washer/spinner units that were popular in the US!  

Post# 1157370 , Reply# 2   8/19/2022 at 11:59 (642 days old) by ea56 (Cotati, Calif.)        

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It looks like photo#5 is showing a container where the user could pour bluing into it to add it to the final rinse.  See the lettering designating “blue rinse”.  This something I’ve never seen before.



Post# 1157371 , Reply# 3   8/19/2022 at 12:39 (642 days old) by barcoboy (Canada)        

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There used to be a video on YouTube of someone using this type of machine, but I'll be danged if I can find it now. The guy had problems with the motor not starting by the end of the video.

Post# 1157372 , Reply# 4   8/19/2022 at 12:54 (642 days old) by jamiel (Detroit, Michigan and Palm Springs, CA)        

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I think that's showing a valve with 3 positions: suds, blue, rinse. Presuming it has something to do with diverting the spin water in a different direction or recirculating somehow.

Post# 1157387 , Reply# 5   8/19/2022 at 18:55 (642 days old) by Adam-aussie-vac (Canberra ACT)        
i truly

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dont know how the three way valve works but i definitely wanna get it up and running

Post# 1157392 , Reply# 6   8/19/2022 at 20:36 (642 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, Thereīs a Lady on Stage)        

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Easy wasn't alone in producing twin tub/spin dryer washers.

General Electric and others also had offerings pre-WWII. Easy was one of few who kept things going, most others either abandoned semi for fully automatic washers, went out of business, etc.

Somewhere on that washer must be stamping with a clue if not name of manufacturer.

Post# 1157406 , Reply# 7   8/20/2022 at 02:21 (642 days old) by Adam-aussie-vac (Canberra ACT)        
ooohh cool

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i've asked them for more photos and asked them if it has a motor, they said yes and the'll get me photos, am excited

Post# 1157407 , Reply# 8   8/20/2022 at 07:07 (642 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, Thereīs a Lady on Stage)        

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It *might* be an early Easy Spindrier, model "R"

"This twin tub model, named the 'Easy', was made throughout the 1920s and 1930s, but was originally patented in 1912. It was the basis of the later standard twin-tub washing machine, and at the time represented a major advance in washing-machine design. The machine is made from enamelled metal and stainless steel, and features two tubs set in a triangular frame. It has rinse and spin dry options, with settings marked 'blue', 'suds' and 'rinse'. The larger tub is the agitator tub and the smaller tub acted to rinse and spin the clothes. The washing machine stands 98.2 cm high, is 104.4 cm in length and 62.0 cm wide. The Syracuse 'Easy' featured vacuum-cup technology, which helped force soapy water through clothes."

Post# 1157408 , Reply# 9   8/20/2022 at 09:39 (642 days old) by cfz2882 (Belle Fourche,SD)        
cool antique washer !

looks like the wash tub is copper.The basic appearance of what can be seen of the motor resembles a rotary field GE motor of the '20s :)

Post# 1157409 , Reply# 10   8/20/2022 at 09:54 (642 days old) by Adam-aussie-vac (Canberra ACT)        
it apears that it isnt a model R

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as theres no lip over that goes into the wash bowl plus the agitator is more modern but it kinda looks like an easy machine of some sort

Post# 1157602 , Reply# 11   8/22/2022 at 01:15 (640 days old) by Adam-aussie-vac (Canberra ACT)        
ill let you guys know if i get it

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hopefully i will

Post# 1157667 , Reply# 12   8/23/2022 at 11:55 (638 days old) by SpiralDasher (North East Ohio)        

Here in the United States that machine would have been made by Landers, Frary, and Clark. Whether it was imported to Australia or possibly made there under a different name altogether I do not know. For a time, that odd agitator was a signature of LFC, along with that very large, half-donut tub lip. I believe this agitator was used all the way into the late 30s by which time the Universal brand was using Apex built washing machines, possibly others too.

Post# 1157719 , Reply# 13   8/24/2022 at 08:03 (638 days old) by Adam-aussie-vac (Canberra ACT)        
Oh cool thank you,

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Would you have any photo examples?

Post# 1157720 , Reply# 14   8/24/2022 at 08:11 (638 days old) by Adam-aussie-vac (Canberra ACT)        

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Look at these

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Post# 1157724 , Reply# 15   8/24/2022 at 08:37 (638 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, Thereīs a Lady on Stage)        

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Post# 1157734 , Reply# 16   8/24/2022 at 10:11 (638 days old) by Adam-aussie-vac (Canberra ACT)        
Thank you laundress

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Although by the looks of it mine might appear to be missing some parts, is there a possibility that I could potentially either build or swap in some sort of transmission for the agitator?

On a related note, cause this washing machine is currently going for AU$200, should I try and knock the price down a bit?

Post# 1157736 , Reply# 17   8/24/2022 at 11:09 (637 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, Thereīs a Lady on Stage)        

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Quite honestly they should be paying you to take that clapped out (no offence) heap away.

They've got no shame some people. In present condition that washer is neither use nor ornament. You've got possible scrap value and that's all really.

Don't know if Landers, Frary, and Clark actually built these washers, or where they sourced from someone else. If latter you may be able to find parts by broadening search to include any possible "cousins".

Post# 1157757 , Reply# 18   8/24/2022 at 16:31 (637 days old) by Adam-aussie-vac (Canberra ACT)        
You never know,

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As this washing machine is considered the universal brand So Iím sure that I could probably try and make something work Riley is definitely want to go down there and have a look at it in person

Post# 1158001 , Reply# 19   8/27/2022 at 08:05 (635 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, Thereīs a Lady on Stage)        

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For reference here is an Easy twin tub from same era all gussied up.

Post# 1158011 , Reply# 20   8/27/2022 at 11:26 (634 days old) by Adam-aussie-vac (Canberra ACT)        
Oh damn

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If I end up choosing to get that machine, I definitely know what colour to paint it up now, although probably originally it was kind of more of a copper colour when it was made

Post# 1158623 , Reply# 21   9/4/2022 at 04:13 (627 days old) by Adam-aussie-vac (Canberra ACT)        
Okay itís official

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Iím gonna be heading down there on September 21 to have a look at the washing machine in person before I consider forking over 200 for it Iím gonna see if I can try knock the seller down cause after seeing a post on our sister website (Vacuum land)ďJust because it works doesnít mean itís valuableď but I have thought of potentially when I head over to the US, To pick up a Maytag washing machine transmission, or even better build one, using a reduction gearbox and some sort of crank mechanism Kinda like the older maytags, I thought about what I should use to engage and disengage the wash action but I havenít thought about anything yet, as I want it all powered off the same motor

Post# 1158626 , Reply# 22   9/4/2022 at 06:37 (627 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, Thereīs a Lady on Stage)        

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Shame ocean liners are no longer preferred method of travel. Back in day liners gave passengers quite generous baggage allowances. One could ship entire households (and people did) for comparatively little money.

This goes long way in explaining how so many European made major appliances of certain vintage end up miles from where originally sold. That and or were never sold outside of local market.

Today best one can hope for is military, government or private employer paying for an international move. Things are loaded into crates, then either sent by air or less likely ship.

It is still possible to send large things by ship, but it's time consuming and complicated process. More so if sending less than crate load worth of items.

There are services in most countries that still do shipping by sea. It likely won't be cheap nor quick, but they will handle something like one or two major appliances.

Post# 1158627 , Reply# 23   9/4/2022 at 07:07 (627 days old) by Adam-aussie-vac (Canberra ACT)        

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That kinda makes me wonder the story behind both of my washing machines, both of which came from Germany one was built in Germany one was imported from the Czech Republic, as it shows quite a bit of history and quite a story to tell if they could speak, and yeah that is true that itís a shame how ocean liners are no longer really preferred, let alone if they still exist, I have had small appliances shift to me, and I do know that we roughly cost about $1500 to have a machine the size of one of those small Czech Republic washing machines so considering how the prices of everything is been going up erroneously kinda seemed a little discouraging to try and ship one entire machine over from Germany or from wherever but instead try and ship it over in parts if itís possible, sure it might take a bit longer and probably being slightly more expensive if youíre taking constant trips to and from the country that youíre trying to get the parts out of the country

Post# 1158638 , Reply# 24   9/4/2022 at 10:31 (627 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, Thereīs a Lady on Stage)        

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Pure ocean liners no do not exist any longer IIRC. But Cunard's "Queen Elizabeth" does make trans Atlantic crossings on a regular schedule during warmer times of year when that ocean is calm. Much of her time otherwise is spent doing various cruises, as such ship is built more towards that end of things.

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