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Josephine Cochran's Life And Accomplishments

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Josephine Cochran was born in Shelbyville, Illinois in 1839, and she invented the first useful dishwasher in 1886. Josephine came from a strong creative lineage. Her grandfather was the star-crossed steamboat inventor; her husband was a merchant and politician William Cochran. Living as a wealthy woman and often entertained guests at home, Josephine had to do much housework. She started thinking about creating something that could wash dishes faster without breaking them. While she was working on it, her husband died and this gave her a big motivation to finish her machine to pay the debt. She measured the dishes and made wire compartments that fit plates, cups, or saucers. The compartments were placed inside a wheel with motor, soapy water
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