Electric spin dryer, 1929.

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Electric spin dryer, 1929.

Made by Krauss of Leipzig, Germany. Although early attempts had been made to dry clothes by making use of a centrifugal force, this was not generally adopted until an electric motor could be used in the 1920s. Water was expelled from clothes when they were revolved at speed in a cylinder with holes in its walls. Three-quarter view, with lid open.

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Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library
Date taken:
20 October 2003 12:22
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Science Museum

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