I so enjoy this category as I seem to always be taking shots of old things...and I don't mean just Left Brain.
This washing machine brings back many memories for me. Not only do I recall my Grandmother using such a contraption, but I had one as well back in the 70's.
This was the time in my late teens when I found myself a bride living up on the Canadian border in ...shall we say...the boonies.
Our only modern convenience was electricity. We had a kerosene burning furnace and an old woodburning cookstove for warmth.
There was no running water, it was delivered once a week by the water truck and we made it last by rotating everything through cycles. Dish water was often used to water the plants since it drained into a bucket under the sink (no plumbing), baths were taken in shifts with the baby being last and then that water was used to wash the floors.
But I digress as I wander down memory lane. Back to the washing machine. Since I had my child during the Dark Ages, we used actual cloth diapers...so there was a lot of washing to be done. Mine had a gimpy leg (the washing machine, not the child) and when the machine got to rocking and rolling a bit too much as the load shifted, the leg would let go and pretty soon the machine was dancing across the floor like an old "I Love Lucy" episode.
I failed to see the humor at the time, but now it's a riot.
Oh the Good Ole Days...you can keep them.
Long Live the Queen