Appliances of the past

Let’s see some archival photographs on household appliances of previous years. Today we cann’t imagine our life without washing machines, vacuum cleaners and other household appliances but once these things just became fashionable…

Appliances of the past

The first dishwasher was patented in 1886 by Josephine Cochrane, but they were used only on enterprises because of the huge amount of water needed for its operation.

Appliances of the past

The first electric hair dryer invented in 1890 by the French owner of a beauty salon Alexander Kodfoy. This aluminum dryer 1925 had two settings and wooden handle.

Appliances of the past

Radio «Regency TR-1″ was the smallest wireless radio, which appeared in the market in 1955.

Appliances of the past

William Henry Hoover has acquired a patent for a vacuum cleaner in 1908.

Appliances of the past

The first commercially successful toaster – D12 released by «General Electric» in 1909.

Appliances of the past

The handset «DynaTAC 800x» could offer 30 minutes of talk time or 8 hours switched off. It was released in 1983 and it cost 3995 dollars.

Appliances of the past

Microwave was invented in 1946. It was released in the US in the late 1940s, and in the UK – in 1959. This model is from the late 1960s.

Appliances of the past

Electric washing machine appeared in 1906. The one in the photo is dated 1927 year. It was one of the first models with an electric mixer.

Appliances of the past

Relatively futuristic 8-bit home computer «Commodore VIC-20″ was released in 1980.