October 1, 2022

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The Lee Maxwell Washing Machine Museum is seen on July 31. Maxwell has a collection of nearly 1,700 machines at his museum in Eaton. (Jessica Gibbs, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Lee Maxwell has spent a lot of quality time inside junkyards. What was trash to someone else could have been just the trinket he was searching for.

If the Eaton man spotted any washing machine parts, he hauled them home to his barns for storage in case one day, he’d need them. Better yet was when he found an entire washing machine, or when someone gave him their antique washer.

He’d disassemble the old machines, clean every drop of grease, and repair and reassemble them until they were like new. Then, he’d add them to his collection, which he has heartily shared with the public for decades.

Maxwell has been…

Jessica Gibbs

2022-08-19 03:49:00

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