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Biography of Alva John Fisher (1862-1947)

American engineer, born in Chicago. He was the inventor of the automatic washing machine. Between 1906 and 1916, he began to develop a system for the mechanization of laundry; It conexionó a small motor with a drum cylinder that rotates inside a tank, the engine moves the drum through a gearbox that turns the single, what makes the drum change sense to prevent clothing is cake and remove stains. United States patent is number 966.677.

The first House that sold this type of machine was the Machine Hurley of Chicago, with the name of Thor, who has improved with technological advancement: heating of water, automatic programmer, electronic reverse, drying, centrifugation, addition of additives at more suitable times of the program, (such as bleach, detergent or softening substances), etc...

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