Washing Machine 1858
What is the washing machine and what was its purpose?
The washing machine was a "machine" used to wash clothing created and presented by Hamilton Smith. Its purpose was to make washing clothing and other things easier and quicker.
What were the positive and negative effects?
The positive effect to this invention was that it made washing clothes easier and less time consuming! The negative effects to this invention was that there wasn't very many washing machines built, and the ones that were built were expensive.
How did it work?
The machine would rotate using soap and water cleaning the clothing while it got rotated by hand.
What impact did it have on the u.s?
It enabled women to enter the workforce!
TOday's washing machine
Washing machines now, as you can see, are way more advanced and powered electronically rather than by hand.