Who Invented the First Washer?

Centuries ago, sailors used to do their laundry using movement of their ship: they tied underwear to rope and thrown it overboard. Foam jet quickly washed away all the dirt from the fabric. Meanwhile, on the shore people used to rubbing clothes on the rocks, for greater efficiency by using sand as an abrasive. Thus was discovered the first component of the wash – a mechanical effect on the fabric Washer Repair Los Angeles.

As for the second component – the chemicals, a man discovered them a long time ago. The oldest soap was found during the archaeological excavations at the Sapo Hill in Rome. The third component – heat – was noticed to help to wash out even very dirty clothes.

Thus by years observation people came to the main idea of simultaneous combination of three types of impact on the fabric needed for effective wash: mechanical, chemical and thermal.

In 1851, the American James King patented the first washing machine with a rotating drum.

By 1875 in America alone there were more than 2,000 patents on devices for washing. Not all ideas were viable and developed further. It is clear that, for example, that a washing machine that could wash only one item of clothing at a time had no prospects.

Until the end of XIX century washing machines were mainly driven by muscle power of man or animal.

Revolution in the development of washing machines happened with the invention an electric motor. One of the first washing machines with electric motor «Thor» was released in 1908 by «Hurley Machine Company» from Chicago. The inventor of the machine Alva Fisher made history as the creator of a new class of appliances.

By 1920, in the U.S. more than 1300 (!) Companies produced washing machines. Some of them are long forgotten, others continue to grow and develop. One of these companies, whose glorious career began at the dawn of the twentieth century, is «Whirlpool Corporation». The very first washer was released by them in 1911.

100 years from those days washers become inseparable part of our lives; we can’t live without them even a week and can’t imagine washing our clothing with our own hands. So it becomes really frustrating when washer at home stops working, fortunately, it is not always necessary to buy a new washing machine.

Most of the time the best and most economic solution would be to call a professional washer repair service company and skilled and experienced technician can fix the problem promptly the same day.

D&V appliance service is a company which specializes on repairing washers and other domestic appliances. We guaranty best results and our customers’ satisfaction at the very reasonable price.

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