Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Washing machine

It seems that a washing machine is a must-have for many boaters, so I am very pleased to have acquired one of my own - and for just £7.50 as well. Used in conjunction with the tin bath, it should make washing even heavier items a breeze.

Now all I need is a mangle.

5 comments:

  1. Excellent! Now you won't have rough, red hands as I do after doing the washing in a basin. A mangle would be pure heaven! It is blissful to moor in the countryside, string a line between two trees, and have a beer while watching the laundry dry.

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  2. Mangle too big and heavy for every day use, you need a wringer as I suggested, especially one that would clamp to the gunnel.

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  3. That's a posser.

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  4. Is it now... I've been calling it a dolly. Is that something different, or another word for the same thing?

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  5. http://www.dhub.org/object/260640

    Same thing it seems - regional differences I guess. Dolly tub / Poss tub etc. The collection/display I saw at a steam rally in Sussex (Bluebell Railway) called them possers - poss was slang for push. Washboard next?

    http://gallery.nen.gov.uk/image651273-.html

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