US 9762 A
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
THOS. A. DUGDALE, OF RICHMOND, INDIANA.
Specicaton of Letters Patent No. 9,762, dated J une '7, 1853.
To all whom may concern:
Be it known that I, THOMAS A. DUGDALE,
I of the city of Richmond, county of Vayne,
and State of Indiana, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Washing-Machines; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full and exact description.
The nature of my invention consists in the employment of cords and floats for the purpose of conning two wash boards together, so as to produce the necessary amount of pressure when the clothes are passed up and down between said wash boards.
To enable others skilled in the art, to make and use my invention, I will proceed to describe its construction and operation, reference being had to the annexed drawings of the same, making part of this specification.
Figure l, represents a perspective view of the washing machine complete. The parts being marked with letters corresponding with the letters in other figures hereafter described, viz: A being a box about two and a half Jfeet long, and twenty inches wide and about two feet high, B, B are two wash boards with rollers attached at the top and bottom of each lengthwise with the wash boards, as D, D, in Fig. 3, and turning on small brass or iron journals let into the wood in any convenient way, C, a wash board attached to a lever Gr as shown in Fig. t, the clothes being secured to said wash board by a strip of wood attached in any convenient way, said wash board with the clothes attached may be worked up and down between the wash boards B, B, by means of the lever G. E, E are cords passing over the rollers in the top of t-he wash board and secured to the sides of the box to prevent the two wash boards from rising, shown also in Fig. 2. G, lever for working the wash board C, to which the clothes are attached. I-I projection to which the lever Gr is attached.
Fig. 2 represents a vertical section N being a part of the box. B, B, wash boards (shown in Fig. 3 B the wash board D D rollers as described in Fig. l) C the wash board attached to a lever as described in Fig. l. E is a cord passing over the rollers in the top of the wash board also described in Fig. 1. F, F, are iioats of wood or other material, each one secured to the inside of each of the wash boards B, B, by means of cords, each of said cords being fastened two to one wash board and two to the other and each two cords having a float attached to their other end (shown in Fig. 3 B being the wash board F, the float K, K, the cords) two of the cords are passed under the rollers of the opposite wash board the float floating in the water behind the wash board under which the cord has passed. Both wash boards having cords passed under them, and the floats behind each wash board, or between it and the side of the box having an upward tendency the wash boards are drawn together, it will also be seen that the wash boards are buoyed by the water. The rollers at the top will roll under the cord E and come together in the middle of the cord-z' c' strips across the inside of the box upon which the rollers D D, roll. K, K cords attached to the floats and to the wash boards B, B shown also in Fig. 3. L L line showing the top of the water in the box whenthe machin-e is in use and designed to give a more correct idea of the wash board floats &c. when there is water in the box. The wash boards B, B, and C may be fluted boards or composed of a series of rollers-the wash boards B, B may be made of suiiicient length to go loosely in between the ends of the box lengthwise. The wash board C may be made shorter than the other two (B B) in order that the cords E, E may pass over t-he rollers while being rubbed by it (C) as C is worked up and down.
What I claim as my invention and desire to secure by Letters Patent is- Combining the wash boards, cords and floats substantially as above described.
THOS. A. DUGDALE.
Witnesses JOHN FINLEY, JAMES K. DUGDALE.