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  • I remember my great mother having one. I was really little. I have seen them in use at Laundry Mats too. +5
  • They worked very well. However, they did take more time and labor intensive. No automatic anything. Much better than the soap and board method. You didn't want to catch your fingers in the wringer when it was running.....
  • My grandmother had one. She let me help by feeding the washed clothes through the wringer, prior to hanging them up outside. Nowadays, that would have been an OSHA violation! The wringer worked, but it was way labor intensive.
  • I've used one. If you had the water to be able to change it every time, it worked as well as any other agitator washer. If you had a weak well, you had the advantage of being able to work from the cleanest wash to the dirtiest in the same water. You could put in as much or as little as you wanted at a time. You could let it chug for a long time. We had a well that could only do four to six gallons an hour (pre FHA). It took two hours to fill the washer and the rinse tub. You started with the sheets and towels, worked through the underwear to the shirts and then the jeans. It got it all clean and wrung it out so it could dry on the line. And it did it all in about 12 gallons of water. It would have been much easier on the environment.
  • When I was a kid (I am 52 years old) we had one at home. It worked just fine. I remember that one of my cousins fractured his hand while playing with the wringer.
  • My mother used one for many years and only gave it up when they could no longer get parts to fix it. I also used one when I was first married. They do the job fine but take a lot more time and effort on your part. I remember a nasty bruise my mother got on her arm when they wringer got stuck and the end flicked up and hit her. As a kid it was kind of fun to stand and watch her use it, not so much fun when I had to do it though.
  • My mother-in-law still had one of those in 1980. When she got rid of it, she hated the new kind!
  • I have seen one but not in use, in a museum for dead machines I think. Gosh they mush have screwed up the clothes . No wonder everything needed ironing.
  • We 4 friends together made one such washing mechine in the 1960s when we were all teenagers. The washer worked perfectly. The wringer with two printing machine rubber rollers to squeeze the water out too worked okay but not as well as today's spin dryers. Someone bought the mechine and we made some pocket money with that.
  • Well, since you didn't have an auto cycle, you could let it wash for days. I grew up with one, my mom didn't want an automatic one. Of course when she finally got one she loved it. I did clean clothes. I grew up in a house that had a line shaft to run the washing machine with a gasoline engine.
  • Mum and Dad had one when I was a kiddie and when I got married and moved into our new home, we couldnt afford a new washing machine, so a friend "lent" us their wringer/washer machine ... for several years! I didnt mind it at all except it was quite time consuming. I used to poke things through the ringers with the end of n old wooden spoon, 'cos I was always worrying about my fingers getting caught up LoL
  • Yes,my mum wore out three of these when i was growing up.They worked great but labour intensive. Washed cleaner than the autos of today. Are you thinking of getting one ?
  • we used to have one of those when I was a kid and it sucked..you had to stand there and run the clothes through the wringer a few times and then hang them up, it really sucked in the winter because our washroom was in a small side room off from the main part of the house and you'd be wet and cold as heck....it worked ok, but to be honest I don't care if it works better or not, I like modern dryers!
  • That`s what one of my Grandmothers used.She got water from the well.Hung clothes on the line.You have to be very carefull how you ring them out so as not to pop the buttons off.Clothes got clean,so it worked fine but She worked too hard!!
  • I have not only seen one, I was compelled to use one throughout my younger years. I was scared to death of the wringer, and it pinched me several times. I remember putting "bluing" into the final rinse. By far, the worst part was hanging the clothes on the line after putting them through the wringer. We had to put them on the line all year long, including the coldest and the hottest day of the year, and including the underwear of the whole family. My father made the three women of the family the happiest people on earth when he bought a used automatic washer and dryer, when I was 16.
  • One of the houses we stay in when we go skiing has one and it actually works!!! pretty well we used it wen the washing machine broke! lol
  • YES; Both of my grandmothers had them .... and they worked fairly well .... got the clothes clean ... I even assisted my grandmothers doing laundry .... got to catch the clothes as they passed thru the wringer ... On occassion; they would allow me to slide the clothes thru the wringer ; BUT under very close supervision ....
  • vidéo exemple washer wringer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgfS5jUx5nE
  • Now that was a memory. Thanks. I just remembered my mom and my aunt using their old tub washers with the wringer. How thrilled my mom was to get the washer and not have to use the scrub board. And, clothes hanging on the line. That was a great memory. Thanks.
  • GOOD, BACK IN THE OLD DAYS FOR MY GRANDPARENTS.

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