Easy Vacuum Electric Washer
The Easy Vacuum Electric Washer was made by the Syracuse Washer Corporation, 507 East Water Street, Syracuse, N. Y. and it had an operating cost running at 225 to 250 watts of 2 ¼ to 2 1/2 cents an hour in 1920. We will take a look at some at their washing machines specifics and also look at the advertising of the day as it appeared in the nations newspapers.
Construction – Has a one-piece copper tub, 24 inches in diameter by 18 1/2 inches high, tinned inside, mounted upon a three-legged steel frame with casters. Directly beneath the tub is a one-sixth horsepower motor, which, by belting, operates the driving mechanism. Inside the cylinder is a vertical shaft supporting a horizontal arm. having two nickel-plated cup like plungers in vertical position. A one-piece copper cover is provided. Mounted on one side, under the tub, is a gas burner. Floor space required by the washer is two square feet, and the height of the tub is 38 inches,18 inches more to top of wringer.
Special Features – This machine operates on vacuum suction principle and cleans the clothes thoroughly and quickly. All metal in construction, durable and simple to run. Wringing and washing can be done alone, together or separately. The plungers are worked up and down sixty times a minute and automatically make the circuit of the tub every fourth stroke. They can be set at any of three heights on the shaft, thus adjusting the machine for the maximum load (10 sheets) or less. Wringer has inclosed gears and a convenient hand lever. It moves on casters. All moving parts are under the tub. It occupies little more space than a tub. There is a discharge valve to connect with a drain. The motor is of standard make (Robbins & Meyers or General Electric Company). Nothing to easily get out of order.
The ad above for the Easy Vacuum Electric Washer boasted – There are only six (6) of these machines in this shipment, and they will not last long, if past sales are
One of the “Easy Vacuum” machines is set up in the store, and we are very glad to demonstrate it for you at any time. In this way you are able to see how much longer your clothes will wear if given into the care of an “Easy.”
The “Easy Vacuum” Electric Washer Is Different!
The “Easy” Washer differs in appearance and washing principle from other washing machines and washes clothes clean and rapidly by air pressure and suction.
The two vacuum cups, or plungers, force the soapy water through the mesh of the garments without’ friction or, rubbing. These double vacuum suction cups move up and down 60 times a minute and change positions automatically. They work all the clothes in every part of the tub.
This full page ad ran in the New York Sun in 1919