Begin by loosening or taking off all easily removable obstacles, such as porch lights, address plates, handrails and self-storing clothesline reels.
New in box - antique vintage retractable double clothesline metal reel with hand crank and lock - no. 60 redhandy things manufacturing co. Ludington, michiganperfect conditionnever been usedcomes with original boxmade in the usasize: 3-1/4 width x 3-1/2 depth x 4-1/4 heightoriginal box will be shipped flat to prevent it from any further damage....
I have been entranced with the idea of putting up a clothesline for about a year now. This week, my excitement peaked when I discovered a whole market for vintage clothesline paraphrenalia and bought this cool Cordomatic Clothesline Reel, unused in the original box, on eBay.
The earliest patented US clothesline reel that we could find dates back to the 1860’s (US84919). John Valentine and Henry B. Stevens were the inventors out of Buffalo, New York. It appears there were probably others since the patent refers to the wording “improved clothesline reel”, but doing a patent search didn’t find any earlier dates.