Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Don't Need a Washing Machine if You Have An Outboard Motor

A Popular Mechanics DIY tip on using an outboard motor to wash clothes circa 1926.

Mounted on a barrel divided by a screen, the rig worked, he claimed—for 10 cents. The clothing's condition afterward was never mentioned. — September 1926

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  1. Oh man, I could have done a whole month's worth of duds with my 200 HP Johnson I had on my Offshore down in Miami. That would have to have been one hellofa barrel, though.

  2. Now why in the hell didn't I think of that? I'll get back to you after a few tests.

  3. But I'll use my electric trolling motor.


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