Commercial laundry operations in early 20th century; shirts being washed and ironed at a laundry in Chicago Illinois
Chicago Illinois USA Date:1917 Duration:3 min 18 sec Sound:NO SOUND
The growing commercial laundry business in Chicago, Illinois early in the 20th century. A delivery man picks up a bundle of shirts at the door of a private residence. Trucks deliver wash to the commercial laundry plant. Drivers unload laundry packages. Wash being fed into large, industrial, electrically driven washing machines. Attendant seals rolling chambers filled with clothes. He adds soap and cleansers at stages. Clothes are then fed into dryers: View of a large industrial commercial hydro-extractor dryer revolving at high speed to remove water. Next the clothes are fed into a large drying drum. A woman takes out shirts from a machine and places them in a basket with a label that reads 'Palace Model Laundry'. Women operate large mangles or wringer machines and fold laundry emerging from the rollers.
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