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Nothing like a Maytag wringer washer

In 1936 you could buy one on Main Street from C.F. Niswander

Prior to the Citizens National Bank expansion, at 116 S. Main St., Bluffton, stood the C.F. Niswander Implement dealership. In addition to implement sales, the business sold Maytag washing machines.

And, for much of the 20th century, the wringer washing machine was the appliance of choice for washing laundry at home.


Units included a tub with an electric motor and agitator that removed dirt from items being washed.


It also included a roller unit on top of the machine to wring the excess wash or rinse water from the clothing.


And, the following is the copy of the advertisement featured in a 1937 Bluffton News.



Here It Is…

Something Really New by the World’s

Leading Washer Builder


It’s more than just another Washer.


Remember there are as many as forty distinctive advantages which distinguish this new Maytag – time and labor-saving new features – new beauty – new conveniences –


But really we can’t begin to tell you about this new washer – you must see it to appreciate it.


Just one more thing –Maytag is expecting a record breaking sale of this washer and in order to do this the price has been put at such a modest figure that you’ll say it is surprisingly low for such a washer.


Stop in today and see this new Maytag – you’ve never seen anything like it.


C.F. NISWANDER

Bluffton’s Maytag Dealer



Here's the 1936 ad from the Bluffton News



Here's a photo of the 1936 model






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