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Laundry Agitator

Before laundry machines, when washing clothes in a boiler or tub, someone would need to manually agitate the clothes in order to clean them. This tool, made up of a tin metal cone attached to a wood dowel handle, was used to work water through laundry to wash away dirt. This item can be viewed in the Laundry room, where it was used.

Donated by Laura J. Sanchez