Sunday, January 28, 2007


0701 Susannah Place laundry
Originally uploaded by rooruu.
There's a bunch of washing to be done around this house today, but I'm thankful I've got more technology at my disposal than this.

This is an early 20th century outdoor laundry at Susannah Place museum in Sydney. To the left, two concrete sinks, to the right a copper.


Helen said...

I can't be that old can I? We had a double concrete tub when I was a kid and a copper. By the time I came along mum had a wringer washing machine but I remember dad using the copper to make soap - which mum then had to grate and use in the washing machine. I remember her complaining that it was horrible to use and didn't lather. One of Dad's money saving ideas! Thanks for the memories.

Anonymous said...

I had a concrete laundry tub exactly like that in my first house 21 years ago LOL. Love the modern white plastic ones now :-)