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Alva John Fisher

Fisher, Alva John

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Dates: (1862–1947)
Sex: m

US inventor of the domestic electric washing machine. A Chicago engineer, in 1910 he patented a washing machine powered by a small electric motor and fitted with a self-reversing gearbox to ensure the clothes were not compacted into a solid mass. It was marketed as the ‘Thor’ by the Hurley Machine Co of Chicago, and was the forerunner of the modern washing machine.