QuickQuiz Pictures: Game 7

Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by ConfusedInPA, Oct 13, 2014.

  1. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    HI all, I found a pic to post!!

    Name that ????? What is it?

    Good luck!

    Diane :)

    Last edited: Oct 13, 2014
  2. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Ha Ha! Diane. It's not too dissimilar from one my mom had in the 1950s. She
    was not too happy with it. The thing vibrated like a belly dancer. On one
    memorable day it danced around the kitchen and shook so much dishes
    fell outta the cupboard.

    Never saw that brand before.

  3. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member


    I thought it looked like a pasta roller,

    the dough rolls through the top,

    and maybe into boiling water into the bottom??

    I wonder if that would work!!! :D


  4. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Well, Diane, to speak freely, I think an Italian would say, "Basta!", not pasta.
    "Basta" is "enough". Maria Callas once said it during a performance when
    the tenor held a high note too long for her liking.

    Some folks in the audience thought she was calling him a name.

    Might be risky to feed dough into those rollers. My mother was always
    warning us kids to keep our fingers away.

    I have a dim member of a TV show in the early days. Some patented
    devices were constructed and shown to contestants who had to guess
    what they were. (The show didn't last long.) You would have been
    perfect. Probably won a washer and dryer. Don Pardo would have
    announced the happy news.


  5. bct

    bct Well-Known Member

    It's better than the one I don't have! :confused:
  6. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Good news, Barry. You can buy one. Yes, Folks, the Miele Company is still in business.
    Started out more than a century ago making creme separators. Then moved on to bikes,
    washers, vacuums, etc.

    They have a museum in their home town of Gutersloh, Germany and a showroom
    in Dublin. Ad ad on the net says you can buy a washer for $4,215. Gott in Himmel!

    Diane, you find the most interesting stuff to post.


    Below is the veerhoffhaus in Gutsloh. Built in 1649.

    Auf wedersehen

    PS, If you're still curious, there's a 20 minute video tour of the museum
    on Youtube.
  7. Soul*

    Soul* Well-Known Member

    Miele is still a very popular brand here.

    My mom still has the top part in the garden. Not sure if it is a Miele though :p She does have vivid memories of how horrible it was when as a child she had to use one :p

    My old tumble dryer when I just left home was not all that different from the one shown. Looked a bit like this.

  8. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Soul

    That's a dryer? How big is it? Did your mom say why it was horrible? Too hard to
    crank? Afraid of getting her fingers pinched?

    I read it used to take 3 days to do the laundry prior to the age of electricity. One
    of my grandmas had an old wood stove. She always had 4 or 5 flat irons on the
    back of stove to keep hot. There was one wooden handle that could be used on
    all of them. When one iron got cold, you just switched the handle to a hot one.

    When I was a kid we dried clothes on a clothes line. Didn't get an electric
    dryer till I was a teen. Sure was appreciated during the winter months.

    Waving So Long; like the clothes on the line.


  9. Soul*

    Soul* Well-Known Member

    Yes it was used to squeeze the water out of the clothes. Probably to heavy to handle yeah. We used to have those irons too, also the one with the wood handle but didn't have them in actual use though we did have a ship wood burner that we used.