Labour Saving Device!

George Petrovsky

Thirlmere, Australia

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Found during a visit to the Temora Regional Museum, in the Riverina region of NSW. This vintage wringer bears the name: “Anthony Horden & Sons, Haymarket Sydney” A name which would be familiar to many NSWelshmen as one which long had one of the most famous department stores in Sydney, on the corner of George and Goulburn Streets, now sadly no more. I used to shop there and for a while worked in a building opposite.

So, when you next complain that your computer controlled washing machines’ spin dry cycle isn’t doing a good enough job – you should consider investing in one of these industrial grade wringers! Custom set spring tensioner and the large smooth rollers can adapt to any garment – from your “delicates” down to the largest blankets and sheets. A bit of elbow grease is needed – plus, of course, the clothes should be washed with Sunlight Soap! “Less Labour, Greater Comfort.” (See previous “Soap with a message” posting) A motto just as valid now as it was then!

Nikon D80, Sigma 17-70mm lens, hand held, 17mm, 1/5 sec @ f 2.8, Program setting, ISO 400, Pattern metering, Auto Exp & WB. Then, I did a bit of mucking around in PS Elements 3, adding one of my own rust textures and a few other tweaks to try for a vintage effect.

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