Old washing machines hold an attraction all their own and this hand crank wringer washer is a fine example of one of our society’s most important inventions.


Modern washing machines clean clothes at the push of a button, it beats the old method of pounding a shirt with a rock. It is easy to forget just how difficult it used to be and this appliance was hand operated and constructed of wood. Doing family laundry was a chore that required hard labour.


Today, antique ringers are considered great collectors items, so the Bath Museum is pleased to include one in our collection.

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434 Main Street, Box 222
Bath Ontario Canada K0H 1G0
(613) 352-7716                                                           
Email bathmuseum@loyalist.ca
Closed for the Season - Opening May 2021