If you walk through the Rice County Historical Society’s Harvest and Heritage Halls, you may notice a display on household items, including six washing machines. They range from a scrub board and tub to hand-powered washing machines to an early electric machine to a gasoline-powered machine to a more “modern” 1930s-era machine. While each advancement was a major step forward, they all still feature a manual wringer.

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