10 February 2012

1 + 1 = 3

Side-by-side or stacked: By my count, that's two configurations for a laundry pair. Even by today's recessionary math, that isn't exactly a broad choice of installation options, but in 1964, Westinghouse blithely indulged in a bit of creative counting. While the inventive arithmetic is amusing, what really doesn't add up here is the happy homemaker. Handbag slung pragmatically over her arm [perhaps it contains clothespins?], she is busily ironing nothing. Except, possibly, her left hand.

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