A glimpse into the life and times of a modern day Redneck.
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
Am I right about the cost on these things. I can not find one on ebay for less than $60.00She 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
I remember a long time ago the car washes around here had them. (Sigh) I miss those days
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.
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.
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.
I love those old tools. Every time I see them at garage sells I try and get them.
Fine find indeed. Now you need the washing machine, a gasoline powered one...
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.
I am sooo green
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You can use it any time.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
That's funny ASR, I bet it was one of those light bulb moments.
Today my wife said we should try to find an old clothes wringer. Will be looking around the country for one.
Good luck. They are out there but they are high.
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.
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.
you best not get one of them for anyone befor you gat one for me still sooooo green lol
I will look around this weekend. Maybe the guy has some more.
Man, what a find! The price is certainly right on it!Getting down to basics stuff, I think!
Thanks HJ and yes it is getting way on back to the basics.
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!
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.
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!
Texan - Your welcome and I hope to make some myself.