In Hot Water

2 Sep

From the “They’re selling what?” pile, this item from November 1950:

Hot Water for Sale Via Special Delivery

Want to buy some hot water? In Brookings, S. D., two war veterans have started a new business enterprise – selling and delivering hot, soft water to the harried housewife. The two young men first went into the trucking business, then started selling hot water to keep their trucks busy. A 10-gallon milk can filled with steaming water costs the housewife 25 cents, delivered to any part of the house. The veterans buy the soft water from the city light and power plant, where it is used in the boilers to prevent scale. Biggest business day, of course, is Monday – washday. Customers also use the water regularly for scalding chickens and pigs.

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