Wisconsin bankers' farm bulletin
Marlatt, A. L.
Wisconsin bankers' farm bulletin. Bulletin 44: washing made easier PDF (1.0 MB)
But this is not the most serious part of the difficulty. Studies made by the United States Census Bureau have shown that the infant mortality among workers in textile mills is not so great as among the women who live at home, and do their own work which includes carrying water from the well to the house, doing washing, and emptying heavy tubs of water. If this one weekly burden could be relieved the records of our own State Board of Health would not show that a larger percentage of babies die in the first month of life in the country than in the city. REMEDIE ARE ALL POSSLE The first remedy is running water in the house. This can be secured through'the use of a force pump either run by windmill power, by gasoline engine, or by hand power. Pumping is not such hard work as lifting. The second-the use of a washing machine which will do away with much of the mechanical work in washing. The third-tubs that may be emptied without lifting the water will ease the strain on tired backs. Any washing machine is better than none. The best types are those which remove dirt from the clothing by sucking the water back and forth through the stationary clothing. There are mach- ines on the market which clean the clothing by mechanically mov- ing the clothing through the _z ~ ~ J!. In AFq1ia r > water. Tnese, Wnie guuu, ar, not so desirable from a mechan- ical point of view, although they are often cheaper in the first cosLt HOW TO EMPTY THE WATER To empty the water from the tubs-even the ordinary galvan- ized tub-six feet of hose may be used as a siphon* to drain water into a trap in the floor which connects with a tile lead- ing out to a lower level beyond the immediate yard of the house. If this tile is put below the- fr...n ine and -se -.- lv r RUNNING WATER OBTAINED BY as a drain for the laundry HAND rOWERa. water, it will lighten the labor This is not the ideal way, but even in the farm home tremendously.t pumping is not such hard work A water barrel may be used as liftug. in even the most inexpensive farm house. A few minutes at NOTE-To use the rubber tube as a siphon, close one end of the tube with pressure, fill with water and close the other end pressing with the fingers. With- out removing pressure insert one end in tub, always keeRing below surface of the water and extend the other end toward trap iD noor. The moment the pressure is removed, the water will siphon through the tube from the tub into the trap. tee Cir. *sewage Disposal for Country Homes," Agricultural Experiment Station, Madison. ' .'' , ! l1
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