Like many other new technological appliances, the dryer was advertised in magazines and catalogs. The House and Garden magazine from January 1921 includes a description of the appliance and its benefits to your home:
“In the heated air dryer is found a solution for questionable Monday weather. It is feasible for the private house. Electricity, gas or kerosene supplies the heat and fresh air is constantly circulated so that the clothes are thoroughly ventilated. The feature of the type shown here is the overhead track on which the clothes racks slide easily and smoothly. Simple dryers with only two racks can be purchased for the small laundry and any stove used in the laundry can be connected up with the dryer to supply the necessary heat.”Another ad that ran spoke of avoiding “Blue Mondays,” or rainy Mondays:
Although you cannot see this particular technology when visiting the Wilson House, there are other items scattered around the house that were also invented in the Progressive Era.