The annexed engravings represeut the new ] Washing Machine of E, L. Evans, who was j residing in Hartford, Conn., when, the patent j was granted to him on the 10th of last May, but who is at present dwelling in this city. Figure 1 is a perspective view of the ma- j chine, and figure 2 is a longitudinal section through the middle of it. The nature of the invention consists in con- structing two rubbers, which are secured on I arms suspended from two standards; one of) the rubbers is secured to the lower end of one I arm, while the other is suspended to a similar arm secured to the main one, by a hinge, which allows the rubbers to be drawn together or suds box, there to be rubbed between the rubbers. A A' are the two india rubber cushion rubbers; they are secured on the suspended arms, B B' ; the one, B, is attached to the other by a hinge, at a, to allow the two rub-1 bers to open, to let the cloth pass through between them to be rubbed. The arms swing on an axis pin, C, secured to the upright standards of the box. E E' are the two fluted wash-boards under the rubbers, A' A ; these . boards are always close together when the op- j erator is pushing the rubbers back and forth by the handle, F, and kept so by pressing with his foot on the stirrup, which draws down the foreed upui by the operate-, at pleasure, The rubbers spoken of, act so as to rub the cloth, to b washed, between them and fluted wash-boanis placed under them, one of which j is stationary and the other movable—sliding ] —being rroved by a treadle operated by the foot, to dmw the cloth through regularly, to present IKW surfaces to be rubbed. The ,,,;.-vable rubbers are of prepared india rubber, and are made to be of a nature like the human hand—something like a cushion, whereby the cUthes are well rubbed, with as little injury as possible to their texture. The machine has a large box with legs on it, a discharge pipe at one end, and a soaping table to preparethe soiledparts of the cloth, b, for the cord, H, and draws forward the board, E, it being attached by brass rods, G, to the crossbar, I, at one end, and at the other by india rubber spring cords, X, secured to the back of I the box. When the foot relieves the stirrup, the spring cords, X, draw apart the board, E, and this leaves a space between the boards to let the rubbed clothes drop down into the suds box. To do this, and take a new surface to I be rubbed, the rubbers, A A', which are like j jaws, have to be thrown apart—opened ; this is done by slightly raising the handle, F, as there is a shipper attached to the arm, B, shown by dotted lines, c', fig. 2, which works in a guide angle slot, b (fig. 2), thus opening the space between the rubbers, to take in a new surface of cloth over the small roller, c, and feed it in towards the centre, to be rubbed between the boards with the rubbers. The rubbers are closed by bringing the arm, F, to a horizontal line. The fluted wash-boards can be elevated or lowered, so as to bring them very near to, or a greater distance apart from the rubbers, and thus enable the operator to wash a piece of lace or a quiltinthe samemachine. The boards E E', rest on two side stretchers, d d, which rest on a coiled spring, L L, at each corner of the tub. J is the cross handle of a side lever (one on each side) secured on a fulcrum pin, f?, at one end, and attar! *Uili blocks, K K—one oi. i , L.V—i.i.iv j on the stretchers, d t . tt a'. c "(mi ( H* i board. By pressing ou I vsitli the hnu). t' operator depresses the wash-boards, E E',and graduates the distance between them and the i rubbers, A A', with the utmost nicety, to wash any article—-the most delicate or coarse. The action of fhis machine is like that of rubbing clothes between the hands.—the best principle yet known ; and it is the best washer that has ever been brought to our notice. With the hand the operator merely pushesthe handle, F, back aim forth, to rub the clothes, and as the rubbers are poised on a centre, this work is light and easy; with the hand and foot the clothes are rubbed, and the rubbers and boards thrust apart and brought together so as to feed in new surfaces, and deliver the cleaned clothes with great facility. The soap board is for the purpose of rubb ing the soap on the clothes—the most soiled parts, previous to their being placed in the suds afe the right-hand enii of the box, irom which they are fed in over a roller -, between the rubbers, A A', down between the boards, E E", and delivered after rubbing down Into the box and taken out, when finished, at the left-band side. This washing machine is eeltainly novel and worthy of great favor by all good housewives One of these machines will be exhibited at the Crystal Palace,and the patentee can be add res -ed by letter at Plo. 51 Sixth A veime.,. tbis dty7 (New York.) The machines are manufactured in Newark, at prices varying for $12 to $16 and upwards.
This article was originally published with the title "India Rubber Washing Machine"