Thursday, May 29, 2008

It's Vintage Thingies Thurday!!!!!

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Vintage Thingies Thursday is hosted by the "Apron Queen" at An Apron A Day.
Here is my contributiton this week. This is a salesman's sample dishwasher
from the 50's!! How hilarious is that???? ;o) Can you imagine being a
1950's housewife, opening the door to a salesman with a mini dishwasher strapped
to his chest??!! This model still has the strap intact. And get this.....
It even works!!!!!! The mini dishwasher is mounted on a wooden box with a motor
inside. It's a top loader and the top rack comes out, Just like the full size
version. The slogan on the label reads........
...."The Greatest Helper A Housewife Ever Had".....ROFL!!!!! ;-D
Check out more Vintage Thingies by following the link to "Confessions of An Apron Queen"!
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15 comments:

Ann said...

That's amazing Kristine - I've never seen a top loading dishwasher before!!!

Lidian said...

Kristine, that is simply one of THE coolest retro things I have ever seen! WHERE did you find it?
I am flabbergasted and impressed and - and everything...very glad you are doing VTT!

Ginny said...

That is the coolest thing I have ever seen. Thanks for sharing!

MotherHen said...

That's cool!! I feel sorry for the salesman though :-(

Gretchen in TN
http://www.xanga.com/MotherHen1966

Terri said...

Kristine, that is fabulous! What a cool item to have.

Amy said...

That is so cool!I better not show it to my daughter - she'd love it :-)

Jude said...

Hi Kristine, you can choose another 3 if you like. I have to say my Mother is an apron Queen and proud of it too.
Hugs Judezohfoj

The Apron Queen said...

Oh Lord! That is just hilarious! Love it. My post today was about a vintage washing machine. How far we have come! :D

For your daily dose of vintage goodness & a bit of silliness, stop by Confessions of an Apron Queen, the home of Vintage Thingies Thursdays.

Jewelgirl said...

This is really amazing to see
this! I guess actually seeing
the product helped sell it, but
the poor salesman, lugging it
door to door!

Carrie said...

What a fascinating item!

Emily said...

That is so cool that it still works!! I know my mom had a countertop dishwasher in 1972, and it was pretty big. Very cool! How things have changed over the years!

.Tracey said...

What a lovely Blog you have.. Keep up the good work.
Tracey

The Vintage Housewife... said...

ooooh sweet sugar i love it!! this kitten might just wanna do dishes honey!!!! adorable!!!cat

Kristine said...

Thank you all so much for all the nice comments!!!
Lidian to answer your question, I found this little treasure at a local second-hand store in my home-town of Griffin, Georgia. The name of the store is "Jan's Used Furniture", right across from our courthouse. I have found lots of goodies there.
Thanks again!!!

Hugz,
Kristine

Elizabeth said...

What a great find! Not something from my dad's basement, that's for sure!