I promised Id show this one off to Missouri Michael, This Is a 1958 tabletop washing machine. My Great Grand Mother lived by herself and really only wore 1 dress a day so insted of using the acual washing machine she got this one from Montgomery Ward in Wichita Falls TX. When I made this video I beleived it to be from the 1940's than later found the recipt dated for the 50's in an old shoe box.
"Thank God for Maytag" - meaning Maytag was the first washer that featured 2 drums where you didnt have to change the water, just transfer the clothes.
I kow the top of the washer looks terrible, but i made this video the day me and my dad got it working again. I later spray painted the top "Frost White" (the standard appliance color) but then the cord had dried out and cracked and the last time I plugged it in in shot off sparks and the short is in a place where I cant tape it up *sigh* alas...
We also have (whats left) of 2 gas Maytag washing machines. Someday I may paint one up and take it to the CH&R mayve use it as a table or sink? who knows!