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The first washing machine powered by electricity was invented by Alva J. Fisher in 1908. Fisher worked for the Hurley Washing Machine in Chicago and named his creation The Thor.

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The first drum washing machine was patented in 1851 by James King. The machine worked similarly to a modern-day machine, but it was operated with a hand crank.

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Washing machines are primarily made of sheet steel. Usually, the spin tub is made of steel with a porcelain coating. Plastic parts also constitute a small part of a washing machine assembly.

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The first electrically powered washing machine was invented by Alva J. Fisher, according to About.com. However, more primitive types of "washing machines" were in use for centuries before this invention, which was patent...

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The first drum washing machine was patented in 1851 by James King. The machine worked similarly to a modern-day machine, but it was operated with a hand crank.

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Dr. Ian Donald invented the first ultrasound machine in 1957 and tested it on patients a year later. The discovery was made in Glasgow, Scotland, and by the end of the 1950s ultrasounds became routine in Glasgow hospital...

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Some accounts point to Charles Fredrick Wiesenthal of Germany, who received a patent in 1755 in England for a double-pointed mechanical needle device, as being the first to pioneer technology that would lead to the inven...

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