Blog entry by Andrew Wastson
Much of technological breakthroughs on appliances followed after the invention of the light bulb by Thomas Edison in 1879. A couple of years later, the brand Singer introduced the home electric sewing machine. This was followed by the lightweight electric iron as well as the “Thor,” the first electric-powered washing machine in 1901.
The first moveable vacuum cleaner was invented in 1905 but it didn’t perform well because it weighed 45 kilos. Three years later, the first electric coffee percolators appeared. In 1910, the electric stove, in-home electric refrigerator, and radios with tuners entered the market.
The residential refrigerator and dishwasher next appeared in 1913, followed by the automatic pop-up toaster in 1919 and the residential air conditioner in 1928. ( Source: InfoSearchMedia.com ) Without the invention of this air cooling system, many of today’s medications may not have existed since they require a cool environment for storage.