Matilda Lang's Washing Machine
Matilda Lang was the inventor of a washing machine.
Matilda Lang invented a washing machine known as "Mrs Lang's Patent Economical Domestic Washing Table". She applied for a patent for improvements in washing, scouring or cleansing clothes, wool or fibrous goods in 1871.
- We are continually meeting with something new, and the novelty of to-day is a new washing machine —Mrs. Lang's "new patent economical domestic washing table"—which really is an improvement, and its economy of time, labor, and soap must be evident, to say nothing of the saving of the clothes themselves, in an avoidance of the wear and tear by hand-rubbing, or tho usual knook*thump of the ordinary washing machines. The system adopted by Mrs Lang is, as it were, a rolling and squeezing of a lot of Wet clothes, soaped, and with cold water, which, from the experiments I saw, was most effective.
- ↑ The McIvor Times and Rodney Advertiser, 19 February 1914.
- ↑ Portland Guardian and Normanby General Advertiser, 10 August 1871.
- ↑ Bendigo Advertiser, 23 September 1871.
--H. Scarpe 20:40, 19 August 2012 (EST)