Thread Number: 71887  /  Tag: Vintage Automatic Washers
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Post# 951012   8/1/2017 at 05:20 (298 days old) by brucelucenta ()        

Launderall got into the game right after WWII I guess. Notice that in the all the description of the wonderful things their washer will do for you, they never mention it has to be bolted to the floor. Apparently these machines didn't do a great job either cleaning or extracting the clothes. But they probably were a step up from a wringer washer, providing you had a place to bolt them to the floor.

Post# 951020 , Reply# 1   8/1/2017 at 06:03 (298 days old) by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

Have never seen one of these in person.  I know it only from the iconic 'I Love Lucy' episode (although, if you follow the link, you'll learn the washer was probably a doctored Horton, which replaced the Jacobs-made Launderall around 1950).


Post# 951021 , Reply# 2   8/1/2017 at 06:21 (298 days old) by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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Mine's still in the shop....  I need to repaint it but amazing, it still works (flame-free, even.... LOL) 

Post# 951026 , Reply# 3   8/1/2017 at 06:47 (298 days old) by brucelucenta ()        

Excellent!!! I had always wondered what that washer was.

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