The Pastime Washer, 1907

ipast1.gif (33875 bytes)



The Pastime Washer, 1907

In 1907, the first Maytag washer was built. Named the Pastime, the machine was made of the finest cypress, an extremely hard wood with natural water resistance. When turned by the handle on the tub lid an internal dolly rotated
the clothes, rubbing the fabric against a grooved interior. The pastime was an immediate success with housewives, who were free from the drudgeries of using a washboard or their own hands to clean clothes.

ipast2.gif (24389 bytes)


Hired Girl Washer, 1909

Following the Pastime, Maytag introduced the Hired Girl, a washer that took the best elements of its predecessor and added the capability of using power from any common farm engine, including the tractor.

  Back To Previous Page


[Maytag Club Home]  [Written History]  [Maytag Wringler Washer Evolution]  [Restoration Information]  [Miscellaneous Maytag Pictures]  [Maytag Automobile]  [Maytag Racer]  [Search Site]  [Club Information]  [Classifieds For Sale]  [Classifieds Wanted]  [Maytag Cartoons]  [Chat Page]  [Club Member Pages]  [Maytag Book Offer]  [Favorite Links]  [Contact Us]


Copyright 1997-2010 bottomlogo2.gif (1460 bytes)   All rights reserved. MNT Publishing