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Post# 505556   3/21/2011 at 09:34 (4,647 days old) by DanManTN (Tennessee)        

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Post# 505579 , Reply# 1   3/21/2011 at 11:17 (4,647 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
Very Interesting....

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Thank you for posting....sure makes a mockery of the 2 hr wash debate, the women "Below the Washing Machine Line, washing by hand in rivers would love any convenience (even the Model A) to reduce their toil & strife....while we above the Air Line spend a bit of our time debating the intricacies!!!

A World In Balance?? - at least it gives us Quality Time to do other useful stuff!!!

Post# 505592 , Reply# 2   3/21/2011 at 12:16 (4,646 days old) by DanManTN (Tennessee)        

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I have seen all phases with generational members of my family.  Great presentation.

Post# 505595 , Reply# 3   3/21/2011 at 12:34 (4,646 days old) by rapunzel (Sydney)        
Loved it

thanks for posting

Post# 505596 , Reply# 4   3/21/2011 at 12:36 (4,646 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

Thank you for posting. I think it was the awe of actually having achieved ownership and the price of this new appliance that caused early owners of washing machines to read the manual, use it according to the instructions and take care of the machine. Our toploaders were always left with the lid open after use and kept covered with an old sheet. The removal and folding of the sheet was the first step in washing clothes.

Post# 505603 , Reply# 5   3/21/2011 at 12:49 (4,646 days old) by DanManTN (Tennessee)        

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I couldn't agree more Tom.  For my family, it was the same way for not only the washer, but everything they owned.  Items were purchased only after heavy consideration, best value for the quality, and then treated with great respect.  Great rules to live by...more people would benefit from doing this today.


The picture below is from WWII era encouraging was on display in the Tennessee State Museum.  I just love it.

Post# 505669 , Reply# 6   3/21/2011 at 18:07 (4,646 days old) by confused ()        

that is a very interesting video, if you think hard about how much even the most simple things have changed the world it is quite scary. I honestly believe that if we had not invented the domestic freezer women would not hold such a big place in the workforce (IE No domestic deep-freeze means at least bi-daily shops so no time to work)

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