Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Wednesday, April 18, 1934

Walked with Ruth Ray. Had quite a few lessons. Went up to Pauline's. Nadine got a job at Warren's.

April 18, 1934
The first "washateria" (laundromat) is opened by C. A. Tannahill in Fort Worth, Texas.

The electric-powered washing machine, invented in 1908, was a great time- and sweat-saving device—but only
 for those who could afford it and had regular electricity. C.A. Tannahill noticed that many in his Fort Worth
 community didn’t fit that description. In 1934, he purchased four electric washing machines and installed them
in the same building. He charged people by the hour to clean their clothes in his “washateria,” now better
known as a laundromat.

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