La Lessiveuse - The Washerwoman
Pellerin Nr. 1008, about 1887
Size: 13.5 x 4 X 17.5 cm
The washerwoman hits the laundry with a stick.
Falling sand moves a paddlewheel. One side is constructed as a cam which
moves a lever up and down. Lever and arm are connected by a shaft. So the
rotation of the paddlewheel is transformed into the oscillating movement
of the washerwoman.