The west wall of the room
contains many tools and appliances used by early
residents of the county. In the far corner is a
display of kitchen utensils and kitchenware,
including some popular McCoy pottery and a
Caloric gas stove.
To the left of the kitchenware is
a cider press, or cider mill, a mechanical corn
sheller, a barrel-type butter churn, a
cabinet-style butter churn, and an “Old Faithful
High Speed Washer.” Clothes were washed by
cranking the lever on the left side back and
forth, moving an agitator inside the washer.
The system was still quite labor intensive, but
far easier than the old method of washing
clothes on a washboard like the one leaning
against the washing machine.
To the left of the washing
machine is a variety of woodworking tools and