Wooden Washing Machine - Ponoka, Alberta
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member BK-Hunters
N 52° 40.868 W 113° 35.046
12U E 325320 N 5839933
Quick Description: This wooden washing machine is in the Fort Ostell Museum. It is on Hwy. 2A across from Petro Canada. The museum is a great place to visit while in Ponoka.
Location: Alberta, Canada
Date Posted: 9/28/2018 7:50:36 AM
Waymark Code: WMZ8DK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member rjmcdonough1
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Long Description:
This wooden washing machine i was most likely manufactured in early 1900. There is a handle and gear mechanism when pulled back and forth operates the plunger inside to agitates the clothes. After much hard work the clothes were removed and you will note a wringer attached near the top with a tension gear.

The wooden washing machine is not identified and other information is not available.

The Fort Ostell Museum society was founded in 1967 with their first museum was housed in a log building. Fort Ostell Museum moved this newly constructed facility in 1987.

This is an interesting museum with displays divided into topics: sleigh display, nurses at PMH (Provincial Mental Hospital), creamery, original Fort Ostell, World Wars, early bridal dresses, a school rooms and many household appliances. Near the entrance is a guest book and a timeline highlighting events from 1867 to 2017.

Address:
Fort Ostell Museum 5320 54th Street Ponoka, Alberta Canada T4J 1L9


Website for Museum/Business: [Web Link]

Admission: $5.00 Adult

Business Hours:
Monday to Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Closed: Saturday and Sunday


Website for additional information: Not listed

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