I had a lot of fun looking around my house for history. Here goes. The horse my grandmother in Wales sent me over 50 years ago so I’m pretty sure it’s older than 60 years. The picture frame (with one of my beautiful daughter’s wedding picture) is not a reproduction and the hand crocheted runner on the piano was made by my great grandmother.
A button or spat hook, a small broach made from mother of pearl, and my grandmothers locket with a beautifully engraved message in Danish on the back of it.
Hand crocheted gloves from the era when no one went out without gloves. (I still always wear gloves but they are leather work ones).
My actual sewing machine. Apparently singer still makes treadle machines. This one was from the 1940’s
Anyone who knows me, knows how much I love books. The Funk and Wagnalls Dictionary from 1924 is one of my pride and joys.
But my washing machine I think is my favorite. I went to an auction with Crystal and bought it for $30 which is probably more than what it cost new. Also if you know me you know I like doing the laundry, one of my fond memories from my childhood I guess.
It is the coolest thing. It has it’s own built in scrub board.
That handle on the front you use to make it tip one way then the other for the aggitation.
I wish I had the wringer that fits on the back but the tray is still there that directs the water back into the tub so it’s not messy or wasting water when you wring out your clothes. Note the little drain on the bottom that a hose will fit into so you can easily drain it when you are done.
It is damaged and rusted on the very bottom inside or I might actually use it, in the summer at least. I’m trying to figure out a way to fix it so I can. I repainted the outside after I read that painting can prolong the life of galvanized things which is what this is. But the paint can wear off and get on your clothes so it doesn’t work for the inside. If anyone has any ideas?
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