Excerpt from American Agriculturist, Volume 41, 1882.
Clothes Line Elevator
As usually strung up, the clothes line is almost out of reach,
especially at the ends, and clothes are hung upon it with
some difficulty, especially by a person of short stature.
This difficulty can be quite successfully obviated, by the
use of the simple arrangement shown in the engraving.
for clothes line.
elevator consists of a plank post, a, projecting four
feet above ground, to which is bolted at the top, near one
edge, a lever, r, five feet in length. The end of the
clothes line is attached two feet from the bolt. The opposite
end, three feet in length, is used for a handle or lever for
adjusting the clothes line, when filled with clothes, and
is retained in position by a wooden button.
small block is nailed upon the post at p, to hold the lever
in a horizontal position, while the clothes are being placed
upon and removed from the line. A similar "elevator"
may be placed at each end of the clothes line, and it may
be made of any desired size.
Editor's Note: This is a reprint of an article published
in 1882. It describes what was recommended in accordance with
the knowledge and practices of the day. While reading it,
please consider this fact.