The Washing Machine Salomé Calderón Valencia 9B

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  • Before the washing machine...

    Before the washing machine...
    At first, clothes were washed by cooking them in hot soapy water. Sometimes it was beaten with wooden shovels while it was placed in wooden tubs.
  • The first attempt

    The first attempt
    Robinson of Lancanshire patents a machine for washing and drying clothes but it is not certain that it was ever built.
  • The manual washing machine

    The manual washing machine
    Henry Siedger manages to build a wooden washing machine in the shape of a jar that had to be driven by hand with a crank.
  • The washing machine starts to be used in more places

    The washing machine starts to be used in more places
    A machine is built to wash and dry clothes in Crimean hospitals.
  • Washing machines with hot water

    Washing machines with hot water
    Appears the first washing machine that heat water using gas or coal.
  • Washing machine with an electric motor

    Washing machine with an electric motor
    Tesla invents a compact electric motor for the washing machine
  • The first electric washing machine

    The first electric washing machine
    Alva Fisher invented the first electric washing machine, coupling to one of the existing ones, an electric motor that drove a drum.
  • In the west...

    In the west...
    After the second world war, washing machine sales take off across the western world.
  • More technological washing machines

    More technological washing machines
    Timers and, a few years later, microprocessors were incorporated.
  • RAM

    RAM
    RAM reaches washing machines.
  • The Air Wash

    The Air Wash
    The first washing machines with an ‘Air wash’ function (rinsing water disinfection) appear and two years later, the University of Leeds designs a washing machine that only requires 250ml of water for each wash.
  • Nowadays

    Nowadays
    Today we have apps for smartphones, with which we program the washing, know the health of the appliance, and allow ourselves to be advised by the type of program according to the indications of color or level of dirt.