Arcade made cardboard rooms for each of the sets of furniture. My family surprised me with the complete Arcade laundry room pieces for Father's Day this year, so I have been working on creating a room to display them in. I bid on an authentic cardboard room a few months ago, but the price soared far above what I could pay. I was able to snap some pictures and create a reproduction of the room myself. Hopefully this didn't break any copyright laws! The cardboard rooms were produced between 1925 - 1936. I used foam core instead of cardboard.
I was amused at the details in the room. Even though it was just a cardboard lighograph, ( 4 color) it has items like electrical outlets at each corner above the base board, a water heater, wall sconces, windows with with curtains and crown molding. I also like the random pattern of the tile floor. The detail on the door with the cottage-like hinges are pretty interesting too.
The Thor washing machine has a wringer that swivels, and a nickel plated agitator inside. The double boiler has 2 burners on top and a giant cast iron pot.
The double laundry sink has "Standard" logos on each side.
The ironer or "mangle" has a large nickel plated press on a spring and a white wooden dowel that spins. It also has a "Thor" label on the front ( and the Arcade sticker on the back) You can see the stand for the laundry sink from the side.