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Harper Twelvetrees

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Dec 1921.
Washing machine/mangle at Dorset County Museum
Built to last. Closer view of gearing for mangle and for agitator

Harper Twelvetrees of 26 City Road, Finsbury Square, London.

see Harper Twelvetrees (1823-1881)

1849 Advertisement. Harper Twelvetrees 'Washing Directions'.[1]

1859 Advertisement. Harper Twelvetrees Penny Patent Soap Powder. Patentee: Harper Twelvetrees, The Works, Three Mills Lane, Bromley by Bow.[2]

1888 Rotary Washing Machine[3]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Cambridge Independent Press - Saturday 20 January 1849
  2. Sheffield Independent - Saturday 01 October 1859
  3. The Engineer 1888/02/03 p98]]