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    Posted 10 years ago

    lookin4myd…
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    This has been in my home as long as I can remember. I played with it as a child. I am trying to get some information about it but I have had no luck. I would like to know when it was made where it was made and the value. It is marked COLBY BRO & CO

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    1. YardSaleMama YardSaleMama, 10 years ago
      It looks like an old clothes washer wringer to me.
    2. DMK678 DMK678, 10 years ago
      Hope This Helps I Kinda Lack Patients & Gotsta Keep It Movin
      Good Luck.
      Cheers !!!

      http://books.google.com/books?id=F9HhAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA334&lpg=PA334&dq=Colby+Washer+COLBY+BRO+%26+CO&source=bl&ots=HiIBc6Opkx&sig=_7fjtu2pzEhcpmouzluT9GEkFZQ&hl=en&ei=amSVTd3QG4v2swPQ_93EBQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CC8Q6AEwATgK#v=onepage&q&f=false
    3. lookin4mydiamondntherough lookin4mydiamondntherough, 10 years ago
      @ yardsale mama yes it is a washer ringer . Thank You.
    4. lookin4mydiamondntherough lookin4mydiamondntherough, 10 years ago
      @DMK678 Thank You for the link.
    5. washermama, 10 years ago
      Hi you all: you have the whole darn washing machine. Tells you so in the photos. Now how does it work?? I know: Find a wash tub, put the wood ringer in the tub so the handle hangs over the side of the tub. Now put the clothes in the tub and then the water over the clothes but not to the bottom of the board on the bottom of the wringer. If you do you will have too much water for the wringer to work properly. Now you can start to wash. You put the wet clothes through the wringer and work it back and forth moving the fabric forward as you go along.
      When you come to the end you do it all over again.
      washermama

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