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History of the washing machine fun fact

Posted by Master Clean USA on Mar 19, 2017 11:39:00 AM

The earliest washing "machine" was the scrub board, or wash board, invented in 1797. American James King patented the first washing machine to use a drum in 1851 -- the drum made King's machine resemble a modern machine; however, it was still hand-powered.

In 1874, William Blackstone of Indiana built a birthday present for his wife. It was a machine which removed and washed away dirt from clothes. This was the first washing machine designed for convenient use in the home.


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