wringer washers

Discussion in 'Back to Basics' started by marlas1too, Mar 16, 2016.

  1. marlas1too

    marlas1too Monkey+++

    well yesterday I went over to our great aunts as she wanted to get rid of some washing machines 3 in fact and being I was going to get rid of the old one I have and get a ne3wer one--lol -- I brought home 23 wringer washers and a soak\rinse tubs too --well the thing is I already have 3 working ones here now 6 working ones but I could never refuse free now I have to think about storing them -they were in her basement all these years ---oh my head hurts
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  2. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    Come the Zombie apocalypse you'll be well positioned to run a laundrette service....(y)
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  3. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    Are they all wringer washers? My Mom had one. Doing laundry was quite the process.
  4. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    I inherited several from my dad and had to dispose of them regrettably , there is not much of a market for antique washing machines .
  5. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++

    Probably the same as most kids helping; my thumb got caught in the wringer.

    As they required physical labor; nope, not much market for them. :)
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  6. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn RIP 1/13/21

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  7. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Anything run by a crank can be turned by water wind or solar;)
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  8. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    I'd love to get my hands on one or two. As a kid, my aunt use to use them if something was really dirty and she didn't want to put it in her automatic washer.
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  9. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Or, re dying clothes. A windmill or water wheel could drive a live axle, with power generation, or water pumping on one end and a free wheeling wringer on the other. There would be very little drag, unless the wringer was in use, and if used to pump water, would be the full laundry station.
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  10. oldawg

    oldawg Monkey+++

    If waterboarding doesn't work, well............................
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  11. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    And, the wringer sure can crush a finger or two as had it nip me a few times... A little work and you got yourself a nice little torture salon LOL!! After the fall, you can contract yourself out with the slogan "We get'em clean" or "We make'em come clean." LOL!!!! :) :ROFLMAO:
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  12. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++

    I remember making a lot of wind and it didn't turn... ;);):LOL:

    Having one by water would make filling easier.
    The wringer would probably need some reduction; pulleys to help out.
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  13. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    I've been toying with the idea of an 18 speed bike, being used as the gear train. (Could be less, but why limit yourself early?) Live shaft from the wind or water drive, the a pressure clutch like a car uses, then gear train. That way I can decouple as needed, and adjust output for power/speed as needed. Simple to fix.
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  14. marlas1too

    marlas1too Monkey+++

    they are old but all work and as long you let it run the cleaner your cloths get I use one by the old shed in the summer for my whites and sun dry them
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  15. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Just a Historical NOTE, here: Many of the original MayTag Ringer Washing Machines were powered by a Briggs&Sratton Single Cyl. Gasoline Fueled Engine, that had a Kick Starter..... My Grandmother had one, that go handed down to my Mother, when she married...
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  16. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    I've used the rollers on the side post of my boat trailer too guide my mud boat
    Centered on the trailer
  17. azrancher

    azrancher Monkey +++

    I've seen this in lots of other places, it turns out that even long distance cyclists can only put out around 100 watts, so buy a 250 watt solar panel, charge up one of the many batteries that you will be able to get from abandoned cars and an inverter... I have many UPS's laying around that will put out plenty of 120 VAC with a big car battery attached.

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  18. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    You misunderstand me sir. Use the bike as the gear train not me as the power source. Use wind or water to power it.
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  19. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++

    Just the engine but here's some memories for you..

    After WW2, electrics came out..
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  20. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Yep, That is the one @Tikka .... Have fond memories of Mom, kick Starting the Engine on wash days... And hanging the clean clothes on our Backyard ClothesLine, to dry....
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