A Fisher and Paykel Whiteway washing machine, model R with wringer on top. The machine comprises of a large rounded white unit standing on 4 castors. The lid on top comes off to reveal a large washing bowl and agitator inside. There is an agitator lever at the back with a rotary pump switch indicating ON/OFF positions. There is also a red overload reset button next to the agitator lever. The wringer is situated on top of the machine. There is a rubber overflow pipe from the rear of the machine. The accompanying instruction book is a blue and white book giving clear instructions on the use of the washing machine. On the back page is the Warranty which has a purchase date: 2-4-74.
Whiteway / Product of Fisher & Paykel Ltd. Maker's Plate
Fisher and Paykel Limited. Circa 1970s. Washing Machine [Whiteway], 2006.378. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).