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Washtub wringers
Washtub wringers

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Posted by CJ at 10:22 pm (PDT) on Fri May 15, 2015   
Hated it when clothes would get wrapped aroung one of the wringers.
Besides the wringers, who can forget the the double wash tubs for rinsing, the bottle of laundry blueing, and the stick for poking /pushing the clothes in the tub? Fond memories of helping my mom.
Posted by Kathy Townsend at 9:55 pm (PDT) on Fri August 1, 2014   
My mom also did not switch to a New and Modern Machine until 1980. Really the only thing I despised about it was your shirt/coat sleeves getting soaked as you retrieved the clean laundry from the rinse tub.Frown This was fine in the summer when you went into a hot environment outside anyway. But in the winter, BRRR!
Posted by g-ma at 2:13 pm (PDT) on Wed July 4, 2012   
Rivvy, are you sure it wasn't your head that went through that wringer?
Posted by GlenEllyn at 4:48 pm (PDT) on Sat June 16, 2012   
My mom always had a Maytag wringer-washing machine when we were growing up. She'd spend hours downstairs in the laundry room doing laundry for a family of eight. Can you imagine? She did laundry just once a week! When the old Maytag finally gave out, we thought, great! Finally we'll get out of the laundry dark ages and get an automatic washer. Boy, were we shocked when she bought another Maytag wringer-washing machine! It was many years later when we found out that she believed clothes got cleaner that way. But maybe the biggest reason was that the hours spent doing laundry were her 'alone time.'
Posted by Rivvy at 6:25 am (PDT) on Wed March 21, 2012   
Jeez, now I've done exactly wrong and brought you all down! Do not go there! We're okay! Peace and joy is our birthright! my point! no matter what, we are made of infinite love! Take it from me! Now what's your favorite joke, everybody? Mine, at the momoent is one dog says to the other dog, "I'm not sure, but I think my name is Downboy" Come on?
Posted by Rivvy at 6:20 am (PDT) on Wed March 21, 2012   
okeydoke, it was my grandparents on my father's side, and it wasn't just the wringer washer, and I was not the first child in that cage, and yes there was much more, forgot a lot until I saw the photos of me over several years...funny thing, when we moved to the hoso of course I just happened to be there while they ran their awful script! same with all abusers...but my dad made an exact replica of the cage in the basement of the house he got on the GI bill, tore it down in a week or so...but no matter what they were carrying, why let others hurt? Not my issue, all children of God, andchoice is each one's absolute right...I'll figure out what next later...
Posted by Mikeaz1946 at 9:40 pm (PDT) on Tue March 20, 2012   
Rivvy, I agree with Duff. The first story sounds like something from CSI. How can putting a tots hands/arms into a wringer and leave that child there as nothing but cruelty? You considered yourself as "A PROP?????" I would be interested in WHO put your hands into the wringer? How long were you kept there?? Was anyone else ever put into that wringer? Finally, how long ago was this event happen to you? Thanks
Posted by Rivvy at 10:32 am (PDT) on Tue March 20, 2012   
yes, what I said was what I meant. My tiny hands were put into a wringer washer and clamped down and left there, but I figured out, fast, I was just a prop, nothing to do with me, see? Let it go, enough's enough...
Posted by Duff at 2:42 am (PDT) on Sat March 17, 2012   
Ummm, Rivvy? Your post must have made sense to you when you wrote it. But, reading it now, does it still do so? I must admit to being somewhat lost.
Posted by Rivvy at 5:01 pm (PDT) on Thu March 15, 2012   
Okay, here it is: Amongst the myriad tortures done to me from birth and for three years, my little hands were put into the wringers and got wrung, then left alone...How I thank them for showing me that had nothing to do with me...so how do we get them to get out after all the ruin, and have them choose by themselves? If we think about it, it will stick..My job, as I see it, is never doubt, miracles fall at our feet, and every thought of any less at all will stick and blind us!...here endeth my message of infinite love to you...
Posted by paktype at 4:37 pm (PDT) on Wed March 14, 2012   
I guess this product gave birth to the phrase "put him through the wringer".
Posted by paktype at 4:37 pm (PDT) on Wed March 14, 2012   
I guess this product gave birth to the phrase "put him through the wringer".
Posted by richinnc (resigned) at 7:26 am (PST) on Sun February 6, 2011   
Yup, Mom had a Maytag. I remember it had a big red "button", which I think was used to drain the tank.
Posted by a former member at 3:41 pm (PST) on Tue March 2, 2010   
mommy had one i think that many arms went through this machin and many washes too
Posted by PBIRDIEBET at 2:24 pm (PDT) on Fri October 9, 2009   
MOM HAD ONE OF THESE, BUT I USUALLY DID THE LAUNDRY..... CAN'T TELL YOU OF THE TIMES MY ARM WENT THROUGH IT AND I THOUGHT ALL OF ME WOULD...... (CARTOONS SHOWED IT WOULD)
Posted by Duff at 3:25 pm (PDT) on Mon September 7, 2009   
The laundry room at the summer camp I attended in 1963 (Camp Hurley, near Kingston, NY) used these.
Posted by Susan Crowell at 1:33 pm (PDT) on Mon September 7, 2009   
My grandmother used one of these, then my aunt ended up with it...I remember having to drain the water and taking it outside to dump it.
Posted by Katbear at 9:13 pm (PDT) on Sun August 16, 2009   
My grandmother had this, too. She washed her clothes with it and never changed - she died in 1980. Lord knows how much laundry went through the wringers!

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