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Title Hand-operated portable clothesline used for hanging laundry indoors, no place (Hoboken), no date, ca. 1920-60.
Object Name Clothesline
Catalog Number 2003.014.0008
Collection Family & Friends Memorabilia Collection
Credit Gift of Robert Foster
Description Hand-operated portable clothesline used for hanging laundry indoors, no place (Hoboken), no date, ca. 1920-60. Beige painted sheet metal with flanges for wall mounting. 3" deep x 2-3/8" wide x 3-3/4" high. The metal case encloses a reel that holds a double-line cord (ca. 1/8" diameter) that is intended to be attached to a hook some distance away. A wooden reel handle on the side is used to pull in the lines when not in use. Back is stamped: Super Metal Mfg. Co., N.Y.C. Pat. App'd For.

Per curator: it came from an unidentified Hoboken building and was typical of the kind used by dwellers in single-room-occupancy hotels or boarding houses.
Date 1920-1960
Year Range from 1920.0
Year Range to 1960.0
Classification Domestic Life
Laundry