Has your mother sold her mangle?

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    Jun 30, 2012 1:07 PM GMT
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    Jun 30, 2012 2:46 PM GMT
    My mom doesn't sell anything. She's a packrat that keeps everything stored in one of the sheds.
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    Jun 30, 2012 3:48 PM GMT
    Oh my! Haven't seen one of those since my days in the hotel business.
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    Jun 30, 2012 4:34 PM GMT
    She pretty much gave away all that sort of thing that she got from her grandmother.


    Actually I have a vague recollection of seeing it in a pile of junk rotting behind the barn in the early 70's.
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    Jun 30, 2012 5:45 PM GMT
    I had to google "mangle" to know what it is. I haven't seen one of those in 50 years. My grandmother had one in the basement but I'd imagine it hadn't been used in about 20 years by the time I saw it.

    What would it be used for today, making pasta? playing with playdough? squeezing out the truth?
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    Jun 30, 2012 9:40 PM GMT
    We had one exactly like this (same brand, same color, same model) and I asked for it when my great grandparents died. I had it up until about 3 years ago. The Gladiron was for ironing my dress shirts. Funny weird noise it made while it ironed......kind of spooky!
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    Jun 30, 2012 11:55 PM GMT
    No, I stole her mangle, WHERE IS YOUR GOD NOW!?!?!
  • Timbales

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    Jul 01, 2012 12:54 AM GMT
    The mangle has been replaced in large scale laundries with hydraulic presses that make 'cakes'.
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    Jul 01, 2012 2:00 AM GMT
    SSJTrunks saidNo, I stole her mangle, WHERE IS YOUR GOD NOW!?!?!
    He's on a date tonight with some Latino dude he met at the laundromat. I think the dude's name is Jesus.
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    Jul 01, 2012 2:01 AM GMT
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    SSJTrunks saidNo, I stole her mangle, WHERE IS YOUR GOD NOW!?!?!
    He's on a date tonight with some Latino dude he met at the laundromat. I think the dude's name is Jesus.


    Hey I know him!! He mows my lawn.
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    Jul 01, 2012 6:36 AM GMT
    there's still a wringer @ 1 of the ranch houses in the Gila Valley. saw it nxt 2 the bunkhouse. and carwashes have them so u can wring out ur car towels.
  • kew1

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    Jul 01, 2012 8:48 AM GMT
    I've got a dictionary of historical (English) slang & it dates from about 1870 in London.
    It says it doesn't have any meaning, which is odd, because the same dictionary gives an 1860 definition of "mangle" as slang for vagina...........
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    Jul 01, 2012 9:25 PM GMT
    My dad just sold it last month. No one in the family could use it well after mom died.
  • Webster666

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    Jul 02, 2012 12:33 AM GMT
    She never had a mangle, just a regular old steam iron.