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Josephine Cochran, Inventor of the First Mechanical Dishwashers
Shelby County (Illinois)

Did you know? . ..

The First Automatic Dishwasher was invented
right in Shelby County, IllinoisHere are a couple of old Chicago newspaper pictures of the dishwasher.  Would it fit into your kitchen with granite counter-tops, stainless steel appliances?

THE DISHWASHER:  This is a commercial washer, and it would be some time before a consumer version would be built and sold, but it happened!


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