Monday, January 16, 2012

Proud Owner

I was impressed with the wife a couple of days ago when she sent me this picture and simply asked,
"You want it"

Well you bet I did but from my research they are going between 60 and 100 bucks. So I asked how much.

She text back "$20.00"

The next question from me was obvious, "Does it work"

"Yup, it sure does"

"Then git it"

I am the proud owner of a clothes wringer, finally. I have been looking for one of these things for several years now.  

38 comments:

  1. will my...cough...ahem...jealousy...cause friction in our dear friendship?

    YER DARN TOOTINS IT WILL!

    i am soooo very....jealous right now. i would kill for that thing. KILL!

    great find buddy. i mean it - KILL!

    your friend,
    kymber

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    1. Am I right about the cost on these things. I can not find one on ebay for less than $60.00
      She found this in an antique store believe it or not. I asked her to look for a scrub board and we were shocked to find the guy wanted $50 for them and only $20 for the wringer. If they had another one I would buy it for you. I will look this weekend.

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  2. I am sooo jealous! This is one of the 1st "big" items I wanted to buy. Leave it up to you guys to get one for $20! Way to Go!

    I want to have clean clothes without too much inconvenience (relateively speaking). This is one way to make it happen. My elbows hurt too much to manual ring.

    I guess we need to stop by the hunting camp we keep passing and ask how much they would take for the one sitting on their front porch.

    Congratulations!

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    1. It was luck but like I said, we have been looking for one for a while now and refused to pay top dollar. I am too cheap for that.
      There is nothing wrong with stopping by there and asking.

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  3. Not bad, looks like a hand crank, that could be handy one day. I remember as a kid getting my fingers caught in an electric one...not fun.

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    1. One day? I am fixin to build a laundry area out back and use it every Sunday on at least my clothes. I am sure the wife and kids won't use it until it is necessary but I can't wait.

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  4. Wow, my grandma had one of those on her machine back in the day. A friend had one of those at his car wash so folks could ring out their shammy's. He bought his brand new. He had it mounted on a barrel, but he took it down because stupid people tossed trash in the barrel and he got tired of cleaning it out.

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    1. I remember a long time ago the car washes around here had them. (Sigh) I miss those days

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  5. All I can say is "SCORE". Good find. When I was in high school we had Two back in the barn. My dad gave me permission to tear them apart and use the rollers to make a boat trailer. Oh well, I needed the trailer more than the wringer then.

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    1. I can see them as boat trailer rollers.
      I was going to build my own wringer but the rollers are more expensive than the stupid machine is.

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  6. I'm impressed. I just scored a manual craftsman push drill in excellent condition from an auction for $2. I love hunting down good deals and antiques that are still usable.

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    1. I love those old tools. Every time I see them at garage sells I try and get them.

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  7. Fine find indeed. Now you need the washing machine, a gasoline powered one...

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    1. Thanks Stephen. I am planning a bicycle powered washing machine at the moment, but just like all the rest of the projects, it is put on the list.

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  8. How funny. Just last week I was trying to figure out how someone off grid with limited power would wash their clothes. I never even thought about this. My grama had one of these and as a matter of fact I have an antique working toy of one of these. I should send you a picture of it.

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    1. Sista, I just don't know what they do in the winter unless they hang everything in the house.
      I have seen those toys and they are really neat.

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  9. Great find! When I was a kid we had a round washer (Maytag maybe?), that was on wheels, and electric. It had a wringer on the top. We used to hook it up to the kitchen sink, to do our laundry. Watch your fingers!! Even the hand crank ones hurt like h*ll if you get them caught lol

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    1. I was messing with it last night and sure as the world I pinched my finger. It was one of those "I wonder if this would hurt" moments and yes it did.

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    2. if you grow enough black eyed peas or other veg you have to shell the ringer would work great for that and a lot of women have been hurt by those things by standing too close

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  10. My Mom has been looking to buy a wringer and got a tub and the whole set up. Washer died and she never thought to use the wringer until I brought it up after Dad bought a new washer.

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    1. That's funny ASR, I bet it was one of those light bulb moments.

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  11. Today my wife said we should try to find an old clothes wringer. Will be looking around the country for one.

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    1. Good luck. They are out there but they are high.

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  12. oooh, i hope i find a deal like that next time i go "a junkin". lehmans has the wringers but they cost about 170.00 and of course shipping and handling is expensive so your looking at 200-230.00. lehmans als has the double washtubs on a stand..very pricey.

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  13. I know, they are high.
    I am planning to build a washing station by summer. I have all the tubs, I just need the plunger.

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  14. you best not get one of them for anyone befor you gat one for me still sooooo green lol

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    1. I will look around this weekend. Maybe the guy has some more.

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  15. Man, what a find! The price is certainly right on it!

    Getting down to basics stuff, I think!

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    1. Thanks HJ and yes it is getting way on back to the basics.

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  16. I would love to find one of those on the cheap!

    Currently I have a little hand crank washing machine, and although the water drains out of it, the clothes are still dripping wet when I put them on the line to dry. I guess I could take the time to wring them out by hand... meh, no thanks. I will admit to being lazy!

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  17. Prairie Cat, I thought about getting one of those but I do not know how much it will hold. The one I was looking at said it would hold around five shirts but being I wear triple XL, does that mean I could only wash 2 of my shirts at a time?
    Thanks for the comment.

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  18. My grandma that raised me had a ringer washer! We did laundry in it outside off the back porch... Good memories, thanks for making me think of them!

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  19. Texan - Your welcome and I hope to make some myself.

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