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Wringer, Clothes

Wringer or press, likely for clothing or linens, Hancock, MA

Object ID:
1955.7057.1
Community:
Massachusetts, Hancock
Makers
Shaker
Description

Leather stretcher. Heavy rollers mounted in wooden mortise and tenon-jointed frame. Front roller has curved metal teeth and turned by handle. Rear two rollers touch. One removable, held by wedges; other has crank. Large wooden thumbscrews control tension of rollers. Except for hooks at base of legs, entire machine is wood.

Massachusetts Hancock

Massachusetts Hancock

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Shaker Museum Wringer, Clothes. https://shakermuseum.us/object/?id=7736. Accessed on March 3, 2024

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Shane Rothe

Curatorial Associate

Shane Rothe (they/them) joined Shaker Museum in July 2023, working with independent curator Maggie Taft on an exhibition for the new museum space in Chatham. Shane is an artist as well as a curator and continues to create in the mediums of painting, sculpture, writing, and performance. Shane holds a BFA from CalArts and an MA in art history and curatorial studies from the University of Chicago.