Washing Machine FAQs:


Q: Was a washing machine patented by Hamilton Smith in 1858?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a washing machine also attributed to Watervliet Shaker Village?

A: Yes, as a patent was issued to an Amos Larcom of Watervliet, New York, in 1829, but it is not certain that Larcom was a Shaker.

Q: Were washing machines advertised and discussed in newspapers as early as 1904?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a washing machine equipped with a waste water filter?

A: Yes.

Q: Are washing machines among the largest consumers of energy in a typical modern home?

A: Yes.

Q: Were washing machines extremely expensive?

A: Yes.

Q: Are washing machines of this type?

A: Yes.

Q: Are washing machines issued in 1791?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a washing machine intended for more frequent use than a consumer washing machine?

A: Yes.

Q: Were washing machines operated by a low-speed?

A: Yes, and single-cylinder hit-and-miss gasoline engine.

Q: Were washing machines usually connected to a water supply via temporary slip-on connectors to sink taps?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a washing machine better suited to a motor capable of reversing direction with every reversal of the wash basket?

A: Yes, a universal motor is noisier, less efficient, doesn't last as long, but is better suited to the task of reversing direction every few seconds.