This month’s featured artifact is a common household appliance that we take for granted. Earliest forms of doing laundry including pounding clothes on rocks and rubbing them with sand in local streams. In some places, ashes that contained animal fat were used as washing soap. Washing machines has come a long way since the scrub or washboard that was invented in the late 1700s. Let us have a look into an early 20th century washing machine used by a local family.