Evolution of washing machines

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  • 1st 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.
  • 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.
  • First electric washing machine

    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.
  • First automatic washing machine

    Picture of machineIn 1937, Bendix released the first automatic washing machine. It is not unlike todays front loading washing machine.
  • 1st microcontrollers

    1st microcontrollers
    In the early 1990's, Upmarket machines introduced microcontrollers. These provided better timing than machine timers, and made washing machines cheaper.
  • first modern washer

    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.