Antique “Universal” Brand Hand Wringer – Makes Handwashing Those Sheets a Breeze!

Posted by Linda Snyder, Proprietor.

Can you imagine? I can, because I grew up with an old-fashioned wringer washing machine. Readers who’ve been following this site for a while may remember a reference to the scars I have from that machine – and the time my teenaged waist-length hair got caught in that wringer!

Anyway, I doubt anyone will actually want to use this extremely heavy, rather awkward wood & metal hand wringer nowadays, but wow! What a great reminder of how wonderful modern appliances are.

The piece came via an auction in Vermont, so I have this vision of a farming mom from 100 years ago, in her cotton dress and apron, laboring over it on wash day. (Note the statement on the piece that it’s “Warranted 3 Years for Family Use”.

Condition:  It seems to be in great condition for its age, although I haven’t actually tried to wring the water out of anything with it.  The wood appears to be all intact, and there’s not much rust on the steel/metal parts.  

Dimensions: 17” high x 17” wide, plus another 11 inches with the handle.  It’s about 7″ deep.

FIRM Price:  $75.00 plus 5.5% Maine State Sales Tax of $4.13, for a total of $79.13. 

You can pay with PayPal using the blocks at the end of this page.  (We’re still working out the bugs, so bear with us, please!)

Unless we’re having a sale, which would be listed here, our prices are firm.  

Our Apologies, But Holds Over 24 Hours Must Now Provide a 50% Deposit: As we’ve gotten busier, I’m spending a great deal of time juggling multiple requests for the same item.  Most of the time, something comes up in the customer’s life that prevents him or her from getting here, but sometimes I never do hear from them again. And in the meantime, other customers who are asking about the item end up moving on when the chair or art or garden statue or whatever isn’t immediately available.  So without a deposit, I’ll now have to implement a First Come, First Served policy.  All holds must be paid by calling Linda directly at 207.740.2247.

Shipping & Delivery:  Free local pickup. We can deliver within Lewiston-Auburn for a $10.00 delivery fee, or Gray/Portland (along the 202 Route, or just off it) early Wednesday mornings for the same $10.00.  The wringer is quite heavy.  Shipping via USPS is $35.00.

For other options, please review our most recent blog on Possible Delivery Options in the Next Week (use the search feature), or our Shipping & Delivery page at  

Buying Details:  We are very low tech.  Payment can be made via PayPal (see the buttons at the end of this page), good check (please allow 1 week to clear if not known to us) or cash. 


Or you can email Linda at to arrange purchase, or for a somewhat faster response, text 207-740-2247.  Thanks!

Special Orders. If there’s something you’re looking for – whether it’s antique, vintage or contemporary; furniture, art, spiritual (ancients, indigenous, other), tools, collectibles, funky, or what-have-you— we’re happy to search out such items.  Presuming they’re available in your price range, condition and so forth, we can obtain the item and if you purchase it immediately, we’ll take 25% off what would otherwise be our retail price.  We won’t bid on something without checking with you first, unless we’re positive we can sell it anyway! Give Linda a call at 207-740-2247.

All sales after expenses help support The Grief Warrior Project.

More Photos:  See below!

By the way, if you like classy nude art (like we do), check out our other website:

Antique “Universal” Brand Hand Wringer – local pick up

Maine Residents, or Out of State Residents Purchasing the Item Here in Maine: $75.00 + $4.13 sales tax = $79.13. To add shipping costs, please see the next block.



Antique “Universal” Brand Hand Wringer – within our delivery area

As we travel throughout Maine (and sometimes the rest of New England), we may be able to deliver your purchase for a small fee if you can meet us immediately along our planned route. This must be arranged by calling Linda at 207-740-2247. The minimum charge is $10.00 which can be paid below. $75.00 for product purchase, plus $4.13 Maine State Sales Tax, plus $10.00 delivery is $89.13. If we must deviate from our route, please add $1.98 per additional mile. For example, if you are 5 miles off our route, the charge would be 5 x $1.98 or S9.90. Because this site doesn’t allow for varying mileage options, this fee will have to be paid separately when arranging the delivery, by calling Linda at 207.740.2247.


Antique “Universal” Brand Hand Wringer – with shipping

Maine Residents: $75.00 + $4.13 sales tax = $79.13. Shipping via USPS is $35.00. Total: $114.13. Out of State Residents, please see next block.


Antique “Universal” Brand Hand Wringer – out of state residents needing the item shipped

Residents of States Other Than Maine, Requiring Shipping: Item price is $75.00 plus $35.00 shipping via USPS.


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