Machines and Clothes Dryers
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Invented The Coat Hanger?
• Door Bell (electric)
The electric door bell was invented by Joseph
Henry in 1831.
Count Rumford (aka Benjamin Thompson)
invented the Rumford fireplace in 1796.
Furniture is any household equipment,
usually made of wood, metal, plastics, marble, glass, fabrics, or related
materials and having a variety of different purposes.
• Furniture Casters
Furniture casters were patented
by David A. Fisher, on March 14,1876 (U.S. pat#174,794).
• Curtain Rod
The curtain rod was patented by
S.R. Scottron, on August 30th.1892 (U.S. pat#481,720), and braces for it
were patented by W.S. Grant, on August 4th., 1896 (U.S. pat#565,075).
• Venetian Blinds
A method to adjust the angle of
the slats (Venetian blinds) was a 1841, U.S. patent (#2,223) awarded to
inventor John Hampson of New Orleans.
• Metallic Screening
Metallic screening used in screen doors and windows was patented (#297,382)
on April 22, 1884 by John Golding of Chicago, Illinois.
• Home Cooling
In 1886, Schulyer Wheeler invented
the electric fan, a principal method of home cooling until Willis
Haviland Carrier, the father of air
conditioning, designed the first scientific system to clean, circulate,
and control the temperature and humidity of air in homes.
The radiator was invented by American, William Baldwin. His process of making radiators of cast iron brought central heating
into the homes of most Americans by the start of the 20th century.
• Home Heating
"The earliest method of providing
interior home heating was an open fire. Central heating appears to have
been invented in ancient Greece, but it was the Romans who became the supreme
heating engineers of the ancient world with their hypocaust system. Central
heating was adopted for use again in the early 19th century when the Industrial
Revolution caused an increase in the size of buildings for industry,
residential use, and services." - Britannica
• In 1885,
Blast Furnace Charger was patented by Fayette Brown.
History of Tents
Throughout recorded history tents
have provided temporary and transportable accommodation for use mainly during
war (be it on the march or during a siege).
of Massachusetts invented the pink flamingo lawn ornament in 1957.
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History of the Kitchen.