Originally Posted by owenj
I'm only 21 and sometimes I feel old when I look at all the new stuff popping up and replacing the stuff I grew up with. Heck, I used Apple II computers in elementary school. You know, with no hard drive and the 5" floppy disk. And I bet I could ask a fifth-grader today what a floppy disk is and get a blank stare in response.
I get all kinds of 90s nostalgia
and now all that stuff is old.
The first "personal" computer I ever used was a TRS-80. You may be in awe, now.
We had a desk-top computer in college that cost $13,000 and all it could do was mathematical operations, controlled by punch cards.
And I still have an IBM personal computer that came with one floppy drive and 16 kb of memory on the mother board, expandable to a whopping 64 kb. We bought a Tallgrass 20 mb hard drive for it, which cost $3,000 and was the size of a breadbox.
Here's a video of a wringer washer:Wringer Washer Demo
In actual use, you would put the water and detergent in the washer, put in your cleanest dirty clothes, then wash. You would have the washer next to a double wash-style sink, ideally. When the clothes have washed enough, you put the wringing in the proper place to wring the sudsy water out, with the water going back into the washer and the clothes falling into the first (right hand) sink full of hot, clean water for a rinse. After stirring the clothes around in the clean water, you move the wringer so that it is over the rinse sink, then wring the rinse water out of the clothes, which would fall in the empty left-hand sink. Then you would take them outside and hang them up.
In the meantime, you would be washing the next load. You work steadily to the dirtiest clothes, so you wouldn't have to change your wash water after each load.