It’s hard to imagine that getting a washing machine was a picture-worthy event, but this washing machine was Eatonville’s first. Maren Christensen sits reading a book — no more scrubbing each piece of laundry by hand.
The Thor machine was quite high tech for the times. The makers of the Thor washer say:
Widely hailed as one of the top ten inventions of the last century, Thor washers quickly became a staple in American households, thus establishing the Thor brand as a symbol of quality and innovation.
Like many new products of its time, the Thor Washer made life easier by taking much of the labor out of a once arduous task. A machine could now handle the washing duties, freeing up many hours that before were spent scrubbing laundry.
Photo courtesy of the Haynes family.
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