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The story presented in this Collection Profile charts the technological and social evolution of the domestic washing machine. The Domestic Technology Collection at Canada Science and Technology Museum has a substantial collection of washing machines representing most of the key developments in this history.

by Susan James

Table of Contents:

Introduction: Blue Monday

Part 1: Mechanized Laundry

Part 2: Electrifying Laundry

Part 3: Towards Automation

Conclusion: Today's Reality