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I fixed Wikipedia's article on Combo Units
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Post# 932665   4/16/2017 at 01:26 by speedqueen (Harrison Twp, Michigan)        

It previously said:

"Shortly after the very first completely automatic clothes washer was developed by General Electric in 1947, the same company also invented the first washer dryer combination unit in 1954.[1]"

Their source of Washing-machine-wizard.com states as such, but anyone here knows that both statements are false.

I changed it to say:

"Shortly after the very first completely automatic clothes washer was developed by Bendix Home Appliances in 1937[1], the same company also invented the first washer dryer combination unit in 1953[2]."

I cited two things on Google Books, whether this is allowed I don't know, but I just could not let that false statement stay.


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Post# 932673 , Reply# 1   4/16/2017 at 02:41 by speedqueen (Harrison Twp, Michigan)        
Another minor correction

I changed the article on washing machines from saying that Bendix Corporation invented the automatic to saying that "Bendix Home Appliances, an otherwise unrelated company, who licensed the name from Bendix Corporation, invented the automatic..."

Post# 932686 , Reply# 2   4/16/2017 at 06:05 by foraloysius (Groningen, the Netherlands)        

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That page is incomplete, it misses the H-axis topload washer/dryer combo's. Here are a few examples.



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Post# 932696 , Reply# 3   4/16/2017 at 08:10 by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

Thank you for the correction. Actually Bendix was owned by AVCO, Aviation Corporation, which bought Bendix to have access to Bendix radio technology and the patents belonged to AVCO.


Post# 932704 , Reply# 4   4/16/2017 at 10:29 by speedqueen (Harrison Twp, Michigan)        
Thanks Tom

I will add that now!

The new Quote: "Bendix Home Appliances, a subsidiary of Avco, an otherwise unrelated company, who licensed the name from Bendix Corporation, introduced the first domestic automatic washing machine in 1937,[22]"

[sarcasm]Now I just cannot wait for one of the Wikipedia busybodies to reverse my edits and contest them[/sarcams]


Post# 932727 , Reply# 5   4/16/2017 at 11:52 by henene4 (Germany)        

It's kind of upsetting that those TL combos mostly vanished...




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