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Brothers Malachi and X’Zavier Deutsch pose with Tom Hodsdon outside Hodsdon’s home on Pine Street. A self-confessed tinkerer, Hodsdon made a washing machine bicycle. Star Gazette photo by Chad Richardson

The next great invention? Probably not

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In his Hastings garage, Tom Hodsdon likes to tinker. A lot. So, he’s always on the lookout for discarded items. Among the recent items he salvaged were a bicycle, a washing machine and a bed frame.


He got busy welding and ended up putting them all together into, well, a washing machine bicycle.

“It’s just a washing machine and a bike put together, with a cowbell,” Hodsdon said.

When asked why he did it, Hodsdon had a quick reply.

“Why not?” he asked.

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Chad Richardson
Chad Richardson is the publisher and editor at the Hastings Star Gazette. He was the general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He previously worked at the Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.
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