Electric spin dryer, 1929.

Image number: 10313726

Electric spin dryer, 1929.

This electric spin dryer was made by the Krauss company of Leipzig in 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 revoloved at speed in a cylinder with holes in its walls.

Image number:
10313726
Credit:
Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library
Date taken:
20 October 2003 14:31
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Science Museum
 

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