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Surname 1 Name: Instructor: Course: Date: Electronic Technology: Automatic Washer Machine The washing machine also known as washer, laundry machine or clothes washer is a device used to clean laundries such as clothing and other linen sheets. The term washer is mostly applied to the machines that use water instead of the other dry cleaning alternatives that use cleaning fluids other than water and are operated by specialists. The automatic washer, the machine was first invented in 1797 and was a scrub board, which was later improved in 1851 by James King such that it now used a drum that resembled the modern machine and was hand powered. This machine was only designed for the convenience to be used at home and not for commercial purposes (Hedge, 134). However, in 1908, the Hurley Company in Chicago introduced the first electric powered washing machine known as the Thor. The Thor machine was an invention of Alver. J Fisher and it was still the drum type, but a galvanized tub and a motor that was electric operated this washer. Several other improvements were made since 1908 and in 1937, the Bendix Corporation came up the first domestic automatic washing machine that had several features resembling the present day automatic washing machine. These machines were connected to the water sources using slip- on connectors to the taps and later on permanent connections were designed that combined both the hot and cold taps. Over the years, several manufacturing companies made improvements on
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Surname 2 the previous machine some produced the semi-automatic machines and later on automatic machines became more common. The clothes washer technology advanced as a way to ease the manual labor hours and the energy used while washing the clothes by hand. Initially, laundry is done manually involved a series of processes that comprised of soaking, beating, scrubbing, rinsing and wringing dirty linen, clothing and textiles. These processes were cumbersome, and the homemaker needed to fetch all the water involved in the washing process since no indoor plumbing was available at that time. After carrying the water, the homemakers were required to boil the water on fire then
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