Washing machine [Marvol]

Tympany MFG Co., Manufacturer


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Maker and Role
Tympany MFG Co., Manufacturer
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 four split pins to body. Original lettering on machine - Tympany MFC Co. Paper label (likely to be original) with instructions for use stuck on side. Decorative detailing in red and black paint on two exterior sides. One dowel in handle appears to have been replaced and part of the original dowel (?) is loose in the machine.
Media/Materials
Organic/Vegetal/Wood
Processed Material/Metal
Processed Material/Metal/Tin
Processed Material/Paper
Signature/Marks and Type
"TYMPANY MFG Co. / AUCKLAND / PATENTED / No 1 / PATENTED" Painted
"MARVOL WASHER" Painted
"INSTRUCTIONS - FOLLOW THEM / etc ... Sticker
"Acc. No./ R760/78" Sticker
Accession No
1978.760
Credit Line
<C> Tympany MFG Co.. Washing machine [Marvol], 1978.760. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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