Monday, March 28, 2016

Westinghouse Space-Mate

Source:  Super
How to Make Plumbing Repairs.  Fawcett Book No. 320.  Greenwich, CT:  Fawcett Publications, 1957.
Apparently, nothing made a 1950's woman happier than a new washing machine.


Mister G said...

Have you ever used a wringer washer? You'd cry with joy with a new automatic washer too!

Anonymous said...

Odds are that the ladies in the wringer washer ads looked just as happy, though. They could kiss the washboard goodbye.

The Duke said...

Too true! See the image I just added at the bottom.

Lord_fry said...

I agree with Mister G. Washing clothes was hard heavy wet hot work. A wringer was an improvement over boiling clothes and an automatic machine just amazing. And they were very expensive too. A family would need to seriously consider the cost.

Washing machines have become commodities we have forgotten what hard work it used to be.