A brand of industrial washing machine sometimes seen in laundromats. In Brattleboro, VT, the laundromat on Eliot St. contains several rows of Primus washing machines, front-loading with a shiny stainless steel finish, on a raised concrete block. One failure mode that has been observed is the breakage of the temperature selector switch, so that to use hot water for washing your clothes, you must hold down the button the whole time the water's being pumped in. Despite this, they are pretty reliable, and nice and shiny.