I remember being fascinated by a cast iron fly fan when I was a boy. It was a cast iron, clockwork mechanism that was wound to keep the flies away from the table. I was happy to have found one to buy, recently.
This is a salesman sample of the first washer built by Speed Queen Corp. of Ripon, Wisconsin in 1908. It's 15" x 11 1/2". The salesman sample Gem #2 American Wringer Co. Horseshoe Brand wringer was added.