Timeline

Evolution of washing machines

Timeline created by backenbro in Science and Technology
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Washing machine 1st washing machine History of washing machinesThe first drum washing machine was invented in 1851 by James King. It had a drum design, and was hand powered.
Timeline first household washing machine William Blackstone invented the first in home washing machine in 1874. It allowed poeple to clean their clothes in their home and at their conveniance.
Washelect4 First electric washing machine The first electric powered washing machine was in vented in 1908 by Alva J. Fisher. It was called the Thor, and was manufactured by the Hurley Machine Company of Chicago.
Timeline First automatic washing machine Picture of machineIn 1937, Bendix released the first automatic washing machine. It is not unlike todays front loading washing machine.
Microcontroller augmented 1st microcontrollers In the early 1990's, Upmarket machines introduced microcontrollers. These provided better timing than machine timers, and made washing machines cheaper.
Calypso washing machine gvw9959 first modern washer In 2001 the Whirlpool Corperation invented the first vertical axis, high efficiency washing machine. This allowed people around the world to experiance a clean like never before.
Timeline First drum type washer In 2007, Sanyo introduced the first drum tyme washing machine with "air wash". This model reduced the amount of water to 50l and wasmore efficient.
Timeline Water saving washer 1 cup washing machineIn 2008, the University of Leeds invented a washing machine that uses only one cup of water. This innovation could save people a trmendous amount of money.