You may hate doing your laundry today, but imagine doing it on a machine like this. It looks like you had to hand crank it to make it run. And yet, imagine what a step up this was from washing all your clothes by hand on a washboard. You can guess that you wouldn’t have very many clothes if you had to wash your clothes this way.
The Rullman Brothers Manufacturing Company made this washing machine around the late 1800s or early 1900s. The company was based out of St. Louis, MO. The washing machine was donated to the Museum of Rexburg by the Utah Power and Light Company.