Shaker Farm Laundry


Shaker Village, Canterbury, New Hampshire


the laundry


soiled clothing is collected by type


washed in cylindrical tubs


or in the belt driven cylindrical washer


belt driven spin dryer


belt driven ironer


the steam engine which drives all the belts


retractable drying racks


stocking stretchers


mending and folding


placed into baskets for return to the various residences


mechanical knitter


mechanical weaving machine

Shakers were often the first to utilize innovative machinery


laundry dining area

Shaker Farm Laundry

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