Washing machine [Marvol]

Tympany Limited, Manufacturer

Circa 1900
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Maker and Role
Tympany Limited, Manufacturer
Production Date
Circa 1900
Description
Hand-powered washing machine - Marvol Washer - with handle to cause rocking motion in "bowl", comprising wooden box body and four plank legs, with metal base. Metal washing mechanism, holding wooden washing agitators, fixed by threaded pins to body. Original lettering on machine - Tympany Limited. Minor borer. Part that may be drain plug for machine tied inside.
Media/Materials
Organic/Vegetal/Wood
Processed Material/Metal
Processed Material/Metal/Tin
Signature/Marks and Type
"TYMPANY / LIMITED / PATENT / AUCKLAND" Painted
"MARVOL / WASHER" Painted
"MARVOL WASHER" Painted
"WATER LINE" Painted
"KEEP" Hand-written
"65/93" Painted
Accession No
1965.93
Credit Line
Tympany Limited. Circa 1900. Washing machine [Marvol], 1965.93. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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