Washing Machine (1908)

Fisher minimizes  DK the physical work of the household washday, (Daily-Kashmir)

Washing clothes DK used to be work of drudgery, dubbed The American DK housekeeper’s hardest problem, but this problem has been largely solved by modern technology in DK the shape of the washing machine (Daily-Kashmir).

Throughout history, various devices-from the washboard DK to the mangle–have been invented to wash clothes more effectively and with less effort, but these still DK required manual labor by the user, (Daily-Kashmir)

In 1858. Hamilton DK Smith patented a rotary washing machine Cylindrical with agitated water” and revolving DK paddles, it was a first step toward modern machines DK Others followed from other manufacturers, some combining the machine with the mangle (Daily-Kashmir). These early machines were DK still hand-cranked, but it was not long DK before motorized versions became available, either with fuel-burning or electric motors (Daily-Kashmir).

It was not until DK the early 1900s, however, that the Hurley Company first produced the “Thor” Designed by Alva Fisher (1862-1947) (Daily-Kashmir).

It was the first DK electric driven washing machine to be mass-marketed, and contained a novel self-reversing gearbox DK that stopped the clothes from becoming compacted during the washing process it was DK slow to catch on partly because the electric motor was DK unprotected and spilled water could cause it to fail ,(Daily-Kashmir) and partly because any DK household rich enough to have electricity at the time was also likely to have servants, therefore DK negating the need for such a machine.(Daily-Kashmir)

As electricity became DK more widespread however, the washing machine followed suit and is now an DK indispensable part of the household arsenal. SB (Daily-Kashmir)



An electrically-driven  DK domestic washing machine made circa 1920 by Beatty Bros. of Canada.(Daily-Kashmir)

“Technology has taken us from the rock, used to pound the clothes, to the modern rectangular washer. (Daily-Kashmir)

Lee Maxwell, Washing Machine Museum owner(Daily-Kashmir)

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