An automatic washing machine is almost something we simply have to have and a fundamental requirement of modern life.
Cleaning up over the years
Small Screen Stars
Bendix Automatic Home Washer Model D (complete wash cycle)
Video of the complete wash cycle. Hot temperature setting selected which washes at the incoming hot water temperature; with my boiler heating the tank to about 65c accounting for heat loss in the pipes it measures 52c at the machine. I have to twiddle the temperature switch which the contacts need cleaning at the start of the cycle and I also select the warm setting for the rinsing. Manufactured around 1957 at Fisher & Ludlow LTD, Albion Works, Kingsbury Road, Birmingham, Great Britton. The singel, single speed split-phase induction motor drives the drain pump and wash drum drive unit, the drum drive unit gear box has two speeds, wash speed driving the drum at 56rpm and spin speed at 400rpm, solenoids control the drain valve and the gear shifter on the drive unit. The original water solenoids no longer function properly so I have fitted remote valves in a separate box wired into the machines own electrical circuits so that it work safely and almost authentically. Water levels are controlled buy a float switch which is mechanically adjusted by the user for different sized loads. This model has no heater. The machine is bolted to the concrete floor as it dose not have suspension like modern machines. The load consists dark T-shirts mixed dark socks and boxers. One Persil non-bio liquid tab is used for detergent. A neighbour popped in during the second rinse to have a look..
The history of washing machines in the UK
A walk through UK washing machines since the 1930s to the modern day.
1950s Washing Machines
Reel #: 9241 TC In: 14320212 TC Out: 14324824 1950s Washing Machines- women loading various types of washing machines, top and front loaders. Woman washing clothes on washboard looks fatigued, stops with hand to her middle back and forehead and lets out a long breath. Woman dressed with heels loads dryer with wash from washing machine on the side, dressed up in heels and flawless aprons making the job look easy and clean This clip is available for licensing without time code and logo - To inquire about licensing email us at Myfootage@gmail.com or call us at (212) 620-3955 - Please Subscribe to our channel, as we are constantly adding new clips. Thanks!
Bendix Duomatic Washer/Dryer TV Commercial - 1956
See the Fabulous '56 Bendix Duomatic Combination Washer/Dryer so you too can "Come Home to Clothes Washed and Dried" and even put away as this wonderful commercial subliminally suggests.
1947 Bendix Model S Washing Machine
1947 Bendix Model S Washer
The Laundry Lab
1986 - Persil Automatic & Bendix Washing Machine [Look Who's Talking]
Welcome To The Hasszanussi History Museum Of Laundry: The Laundry Lab. 1986 UK Advert for Persil Automatic Washing Powder & Bendix Washing Machine.