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Post# 1026860   3/12/2019 at 05:57 by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

If you read into the text, you will see that Whirlpool Washers and Dryers were "Made by the Famous Nineteen Hundred Corporation." I mentioned this in the discussion of the Whirlpool Wringer Washer, but here it is in the primary source, the text of the ad.


I like the mention of the Ultra-Violent Germicidal Lamp. It made me wonder what the purple death ray was doing (little of nothing, it turns out). In Clockwork Orange, when "Ultra Violence" was mentioned, I thought of this lamp.

Post# 1026861 , Reply# 1   3/12/2019 at 06:59 by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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I can only imagine that the 'ultraviolent germ-killing magic lamp' was the brainchild of a Don Draper type who wanted to push why the fancy-shmancy automatic washer was so much better than the antiquated 'ringer' washers that we still see turn up in craigslist ads these days... LOL

Post# 1026868 , Reply# 2   3/12/2019 at 08:51 by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

Or maybe it was to keep the inside of the machine from stinking by making it smell nice when it was on. Maybe the ozone did freshen the area between the top of the tub and the underside of the lid.

Post# 1026927 , Reply# 3   3/13/2019 at 00:16 by tolivac (greenville nc)        

Maybe the ozone /UV lights are needed in some stinky modern washers!It may help when the washer isn't in use and the owner insists on keeping the door closed.The light would run for a period of time-not all of the time.The light would come on for a few hours after the door is closed.It would not work when the door is open.I can understand if the owner has pets or small children-keeping the door shut prevents them from crawling inside-and surprising a non attentive owner when they start the machine.

Post# 1027015 , Reply# 4   3/14/2019 at 07:14 by bajaespuma (Connecticut)        

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Not to mention killing the kid.

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