Housewife Washes Clothes by Pedaling Bike Belted to Wash Machine (Jun, 1931)
Housewife Washes Clothes by Pedaling Bike Belted to Wash Machine
FEMININE ingenuity in the field of mechanics is demonstrated in the case of a Baltimore housewife who devised what might be called a novel bicycle-motor for turning her washing machine. She simply removed the rear tire from the bike, mounted the rear axle on a wooden upright, and belted the wheel to the pulley of her washer. Then she takes what amounts to a stationary ride on the bike for a half hour, and lo! the family clothes are all washed.
This method she found far less tiresome than the usual one of operating the machine by hand. But most of all, as a scheme for reducing it can’t be beat.