When was the Washing Machine invented?
In 1797, one of the earliest washing machines was a scrub board invention. In the year 1851, the first washing machine that uses drum was patented by an American, James King. The rotary washing machine was patented in 1858 by Hamilton Smith. The first washing machine was the Thor invented by Alva J. Fisher and introduced by the Hurley Machine Company of Chicago, Illinois in the United States in the year 1908.