Since iDoLaundry was opened in February 2009 the owners have been on the lookout for old items that are reminiscent of laundry activities during the early decades of the 1900s. What has been found since opening is on display in the Laundry.
Images of the memorabilia are shown below
ANTIQUE COPPER BOILER LAUNDRY WASH TUB
An antique copper boiler, or laundry wash tub, with a wonderful tarnished all original patina.
ANTIQUE HAND CRANK CLOTHES LAUNDRY WRINGER
UNIQUE HAND CRANK CLOTHES WRINGER FOR LAUNDRY. HAS 2 SWIVEL CLAMPS TO ATTACH TO EITHER A ROUND WASH TUB OR A SQUARE WASH TUB.HEAVY DUTY WOOD AND METAL FRAME ADJUSTS FOR TENSION ON THE 2 SQUEEZE ROLLERS. MARKED MC CHAEDE ON WOODEN PLATFORM BOARD. ALSO HAS SOME CIRCULAR AWARD SEALS MARKED INTO THE SAME BOARD.
VINTAGE 1910 PERFECTION CLOTHES PIN BOX.
Three Antique Irons. Obtained from Easton, PA.
Manufactured in early 1900s
Two vintage cast iron miniature clothes irons.
Obtained from Stanton, CA. Made before 1899.
CHAMPION STAY OPEN CLOTHESPIN BAG.
MFG BY THE CHAMPION CLOTHESPIN BAG CO MINNEAPOLIS MINN
Vintage clothes pin bag.
It is on a sturdy old hanger.
Great early muted red striped fabric.
The clothes pins are vintage.
Wooden clothes pins from 1940′s-1950′s.
Various lengths from 3.5″ – 4.5″. Round heads – some small, some larger.
Vintage Mrs. Stewart’s Liquid Bluing Laundry Bottle.
Paper label 5” tall bottle, dated 1956 on label.
Empty clear glass bottle, still blue tinted from use.
Embossed lettering also.
Vintage, antique clothes drying rack
This rack has 5 – 27″ long wooden rods to hang clothes on.
This rack is wall mounted. The bracket that holds these wooden
rods has a great patina.
Historic Downtown Larkspur Photos are hung on the walls of the laundry.
Buildings north of Left Bank
Looking north. First building on left is now a children’s store.
Close Up of 465-467 Magnolia circa 1908
Larkspur Pharmacy is now part of Rulli’s
Old Larkspur train station
Southwest corner of Magnolia and Ward Streets