Historic Tools of North Castle

Patent Model – Washing Machine

This item at Smith’s Tavern is a patent model (i.e. a miniature version) of the actual machine.  The inventor was Michael Huiet of Miamisburg, Ohio, patent # 51,590 dated December 19, 1865. The machine consists of two slotted beaters so journaled as to beat and compress the clothing on each side against a fixed and central slotted beater.  One side of the machine is a truncated cylindrical sector and being ribbed longitudinally on its floor and sides, with ribbed lids and the open-barred beater and carrying in its upper part a pair of wringing rollers.

Reference: Patent Report

Catalog Items:

Item T79

Location:Panel 7
Length: 21 cm
Width: 13 cm
Height: 10 cm
Weight: 515 g