What did household appliances of the last century look like
Since a person began to wear clothes, he faced the question of how to wash them. The need for washing clothes has existed at all times and among all peoples. There has always been hand washing, but the history of the invention of devices that would facilitate it begins several centuries ago. Only on March 28, 1797, in the United States, Nathaniel Briggs from New Hampshire patented the first washing machine, which is a wooden box with a movable frame.
We decided to recall other household appliances of the past years.
This Charles Colston dishwasher cost 85 guineas. The first dishwasher was patented in 1886 by Josephine Cochrane, but it was used only in enterprises because of the huge amount of water needed for its operation. Home dishwashers came into use in the 1970s.
The first electric hair dryer was invented in 1890 by the owner of a French beauty salon, Alexander Codfoy. This 1925 aluminum hair dryer had two settings and a wooden handle.
The Regency TR-1 radio receiver was the smallest wireless radio that appeared on the market in 1955.
William Henry Hoover acquired a patent for a vacuum cleaner in 1908. This was its first commercial version — the "Model 0", which was used in the 1920s.
The first commercially successful toaster is the D12, released by General Electric in 1909. A British firm called Crompton & Company created an electric toaster in 1893.
The DynaTAC 8000x portable phone could offer 30 minutes of talk time. It was released in 1983, it cost $ 3,995.
The microwave was invented in 1946. It was released in the United States in the late 1940s, and in the UK - in 1959. This model is from the late 1960s.
The electric washing machine appeared in 1906. The one in the photo dates back to 1927. It was one of the first models with an electric stirrer.
The " tin " TV was released by John Loughee Baird in 1930, but only about 1000 pieces were sold, since it was cheaper to buy a DIY TV. The first television broadcast took place in 1929.
The refrigerator "with a monitor top" of 1927 got its name from the compressor at the top, which resembled the cylindrical tower of the Monitor attack aircraft. It was the first refrigerator made entirely of steel, not wood.
Electric kettles were experimented with in the 1890s, but the first kettle with a heater immersed in liquid was produced by the Swan Company in 1922. He could heat 2.8 liters of water in 9 minutes.
The relatively futuristic 8-bit Commodore VIC-20 home computer was released in 1980.
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