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History of Washing Machines

97% 2.1 million In UK, 97 percent of households own a washing washing machines are more than 10 years old (in UK) 5 years The average washing machine's lifespan is over 5 years. 21 million washing machines per year are sold in Europe History of Washing Machines Before the invention of the washing machine, laundry was also done in communal or public washhouses. Laundering by hand involves soaking, beating, scrubbing, and rinsing dirty textiles. The Industrial Revolution completely transformed laundry technology. A drawing of an early washing machine appeared in the January 1752 issue of The Gentlemen's Magazine, a British publication. 1752 2.6 million washing machines per year are sold in the UK In 1862, a patented "compound rotary washing machine, with rollers for wringing or mangling" by Richard Lansdale of Jacob Christian Schäffer's washing machine design was published 1767 in Germany. 1862 1767 Bendix Corporation introduced the first domestic automatic washing machine in 1937, having applied for a patent in the same year. 1937 Pendleton, Manchester, was shown at the 1862 London Exhibition. In 2008, the University of Leeds created a concept washing machine that uses only 300 2008 ml of water and 20 In the early 1990s, upmarket machines incorporated microcontrollers for the General Electric introduced its first kg of re-usable plastic beads to carry out a full wash. The first English patent under the category of Washing and Wringing Machines was issued in 1791. 1947 Henry Sidgier issued a British 1990 top loading automatic model in 1791 1782 patent for a rotating drum washer. 1947. timing process. In 2000, the British inventor James Dyson launched the CRO1 ContraRotator, a type of washing machine with two 2000 The New Zealand based company Fisher & Paykel introduced its SmartDrive washing machine. This washing machine uses a computer controlled system to determine factors such as load size and automatically adjusts the wash cycle to match. 1998 cylinders rotating in opposite directions. Copyright ©

History of Washing Machines

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Who invented the washing machine? What is the history of washing machines? Learn the facts and history behind our washers.




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