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|Discovered by||Earl Abbe|
|Year of discovery||1971|
Washerwoman is a fuse that was discovered by Earl Abbe in 1971 that burns through tubs at a speed of 2c/3. It creates traffic lights via T-tetrominoes as it burns. Its name comes from the fact that every 18 generations it converts two tubs into two 'clotheslines' (traffic lights).
- Robert Wainwright (June 1971). "Lifeline Volume 2".