Today is a household subject, not so brutal and masculine as my previous post.:)
The Bendix Corporation invented the first “automatic” washing machine in the late 1930s. It contained many of the same features found in modern-day washing machines, but with one major drawback: the unit lacked a drum suspension, meaning the normal wash and spin cycle would create strong vibrations that moved it across the floor. Consumers were forced to anchor their machines with straps to prevent them from moving.