Tuesday, 15 October 2013

The Good Old Hills Hoist


Today I am going to talk about and Australian icon the Hills Hoist, an icon is a brand that are representative of their country not only in their home country but in other countries as well. 

The Hills Hoist started it's life in an Adelaide back shed in 1945, from it's humble beginnings the Hills brand has grown to be one of Australia's most recognisable brands and is available in more then 30 countries now. 

Now days there is pretty much a Hills product in every Australian home and today the brand has expanded beyond the original rotary clothesline. They have even moved from just back yard products into other household products now making ironing boards and screen doors. 

However, they still have their innovative spirit, recently producing the first self watering garden bed.

Now as a child I remember swinging on the clothes line, I think it was something that many children did. Now I do not have a traditional clothes mind is one that is on the wall but I can tell you there have been times when I wish I did have one but there is not enough room in my yard for such a line.

16 comments:

whiteangel said...

Great invention Jo-Anne..love my clothes line but the do take up a lot of room.

Courtney B said...

Have you seen the racks they have that you just set up in your laundry room (or wherever you have room) and hang clothes on to dry? I love it! Our clothes don't go in the dryer because I love hanging them to dry (and avoid getting shrunk in the dryer)!

Al Penwasser said...

Nothing beats hang-dried clothes, that's for sure!

Bouncin Barb said...

I miss not having a clothesline. I live in a complex here and there's no yard. Just a patio but it's in front of the place. I don't think I want anyone seeing my under britches...lol

Chatty Crone said...

I have never had an outdoor clothes line...

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

Yeah I know they can take up a bit of room but I prefer to line dry my clothes

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

I have a dryer but rarely use it, fr many years I had fold up clothes dryers that I would use when it was wet but gave it to one of my daughers

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

I agree

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

I do not know I would feel if I couldn't hang my clothes out to dry, way back when Tim and I were first married we didn't have a clothes line, I had to make do with a fold up clothes hoist

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

Really never I find that strange

LittleMyoo said...

I would love to have a clothes line to ride on!!!!

Carol Kilgore said...

My mother's clothes lines were strung between two metal poles that looked like the letter T.

Dee said...

Dear Jo-Anne, your posting took me back to my childhood when we had a two clothes lines stretched between the front left corner of the garage and a tree in the backyard. Mom taught me how to use the wooden clothespins to as to keep the clothes--blouses and shirts especially--from getting a lot of wrinkles in them. Thanks for catapulting me into that fond memory. Peace.

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

It was fun

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

I remember my great grandmother had a line like that

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

You are welcome, I remember the old wooden clothes pegs as well.

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