Universal Clothes Wringer
What Brooklyn housewife wouldn't love a labor saving device such as this Universal Clothes Wringer. Although sold on the market, 500 were donated to the Brooklyn and Long Island Sanitary Fair of 1864, to be sold at the market price, but with all proceeds going to the Sanitary Fair. The fair raised money to buy supplies for the Union soldiers, and made a significant contribution to the war effort.
For more about the Sanitary Fair, see Documents 64, 65, 66, and 68.
Citation - Document 67
February 22, 1864
Courtesy of Tom and Angela Sarro