In 1960, respondents were to report only washing machines owned by a member of the household (whether located in the unit or elsewhere on the property). In 1970, respondents could also report machines provided as part of the equipment in their living quarters, but not coin-operated machines or machines in storage.
A power-operated washing machine which requires handling of the laundry between washing and rinsing.
Automatic or semi-automatic
In 1960, a machine which washes, rinses, and damp dries in the same tub, without intermediate handling, Housing units with both automatic and wringer washing machines were included in the automatic washing machine category. In 1970, washer-dryer combinations were also included.
In 1960, a single machine which washes and fully dries the laundry in the same tub. Combined with automatic or semi-automatic in 1970.
The housing unit has no washing machine.