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“What better way to spend 2+ hours? Lee Maxwell alone is worth it”

Lee Maxwell Washing Machine Museum
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Hurrich
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

Every few years, our small group of friends gets together and tries to find unique places to visit. When Lee Maxwell's Washing Machine Museum (and it isn't only washing machines!) popped up in a web search, we knew we had to go. The machines alone are worth the time (a dryer that plays "How Dry I Am"? Yes!). Lee Maxwell and his interesting facts, stories and quips takes this tour from interesting to fantastic. Mr. Maxwell, who gets more done in a week than most of us do in a month, is now making smaller wooden models of machines patented 300 years ago - just to see how they might have worked. He is a delightful host and person. We all want to be Lee Maxwell when we grow up.

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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Looking for something different? This museum is just that - and you will be greatful for modern conveniences when you get home. Located next to a beautiful greenhouse where peacocks roam and flowers abound, Eaton Grove is a treasure.

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Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

I love oddity museums and this was an example of why. Since his retirement, Lee Maxwell tried a unique hobby. He has hundreds beginning with the standard washboard up through today. And he is intimate with each one. He gives the history, answers questions and shows how they work. Very ingenious but some made in East Germany and Russia look like torture machines. Not to be missed in Greeley

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Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

We spent a truly astounding couple of hours at the antique washing machine museum. Mr. Maxwell is engaging, funny, and a fountain of knowledge about the history and development of washing machines. He is a retired electrical engineering professor and brings his problem solving talents to restoring the machines. They are in remarkable, working condition. The museum is very well organized and complete with antique manuals and a collection of approximately 35,000 patent records. He has used some of these to build scale models of the types of machines that he hasn't been able to add to his collection yet, to demonstrate unique clothes cleaning concepts, such as a teeter-totter powered washer. Don't miss the goat powered machine or the combination washing machine-butter churn-sausage grinder.

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Reviewed 20 April 2016

Over 1,000 restored machines in several connected buildings, located just northwest of Greeley adjacent to Eaton Nursery. Usually need to check for admission re irregular hours.

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