Washing Machine Museum Virtual Tour

October 13th, 2017 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

 

It’s Friday, October 13, 2017, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Lee Maxwell Washing Machine Museum

(www.oldewash.com/)

Age Range: All (All grades; children with parental supervision)

 

Now here’s a quirky website. It offers a virtual tour of the Washing Machine Museum located in Eaton, Colorado.

The owner is Lee Maxwell whose hobby is collecting antique washing machines. He’s written a book about them oddly titled, “Save Womens Lives: The First Ever History of Washing Machines.” This website serves as a companion to the book (available for sale at the site), and makes access to the museum available to virtual tourists everywhere.

When you get to the site you’ll see a picture of various antique washing machine labels. Use the menu on the left side of your screen and click on “Virtual Tour” at the bottom of the menu. A 17-minute video opens and Lee Maxwell takes visitors through the history of washing clothes, washing machines, and his museum. Using the sidebar menu select “Photo Album” then search the “Data Base” by brand name, keyword, machine ID #, and more to access photos and information about each and every machine. 

DON’T MISS THE BEST PART called “Machines with Animations” in the “Data Base” section. You can watch videos of many of these old clunkers in action!

There are over 1,000 antique washing machines at the museum, so be prepared to spend some time visiting if you wish to see all the machines.

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