Monday, April 17, 2006

museum piece?

The British Royal Air Force first came to Jordan during the First World War and then in the 20s and 30s made Marka their main base in the country. Many of the original buildings built in the 30s still remain and it is just wonderful to explore them. This picture shows a Miele washing machine and spin drier, which must be at least 60 years old, side by side with a modern one. I emailed Miele to see if they would like it for their museum, but no reply!!! I must think up some way of preserving it somewhere. The buildings have the wonderful draught vents at the tops of the roofs. Original fans and switches are still there but unfortunately it is all slowly being eroded with low ceilings put in and modernisation. One beautiful rock with carvings on it has been painted white so you cannot see the letters properly - oh the military!!!

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Blogger salam said...

Wow,this is the first time I see this machine,i will try and check out to what year this model belongs.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006  

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