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Machine, Washing


This Dexter Eastwin Washing Machine, on wheels, features two washtubs, is electrified with electric wringer at top center, and has a painted green base with red and green chrome accents. Manufactured around 1931, this machine belonged to the Mankiewicz family, who lived at 2223 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, Maryland, from the 1930s-1950s. The machine was long used by daughter Eva E. Mankiewicz (1911-1993), who in her youth worked as a seamstress in a clothing factory. Following the deaths of both parents in 1948 and 1949, Eva and her two sisters moved to 3704 Bondview Avenue and left a number of household items behind, including this washing machine.



circa 1931


Steel, chrome, paint

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Gift of Larry Dilegge

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