In the 40s we had a square tub Maytag that was converted from gas to electric. Quite simple to do. Just take one motor off and bolt the other on. The old Maytag gas washers had a long flex hose to run the exhaust outdoors. The little kick start motor would run quiet for several revelotions them give a loud bang as the govenor oppened up on it. They weren't two cycle engines, but most of them smoked worse than a Harley Davidson. The wringer is powered by the motor and will run either direction. It will swing around away from the washer and wring clothes from one rinse tub into the second rinse tub, then swing farther and Wring the clothes from the second tub into the laundry basket so you can take them out to the line and freeze your wet fingers. You will need two wash tubs side by side on a stand next to the washer. Remember to smack the release handle on top of the wringer when it starts pulling your hand through it. Sounds funny but very common in the good old days. It really gets exiting after your elbo has gone through it.