Antique Washing Machine Collection Cleans Up

Collector puts a shine on 700 antique washing machines

The washers shown here represent roughly half of Lee Maxwell’s collection of restored machines.
The washers shown here represent roughly half of Lee Maxwell’s collection of restored machines. Those housed in this room are either hand- or foot-operated, using everything from water power to stationary engines, belt-power to treadmill. This room also houses Lee’s collection of Maytags spanning the years 1909 to 1983. Washers in an adjoining room are primarily electric, though some are run by gas engines.