1927 From the Golden Age of Non-Ironic Quotation Marks.

And from the days when Monday meant Laundry Day. And by day, we mean sun-up to sundown. What a miserable way to start the week; what a horrible pointed reminder that one is just a house slave. Weekend’s over - get up and bleach my drawers, woman!

Of course, that’s the snarky oh-so-satisfied modern view. At the time, give the norms of the day, this device would indeed have been a welcome gift. Particularly when there were no other washing devices in the house. Especially when.