A Century of Innovation

A Century of Innovation

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A Century of Innovation: The Engineering that Transformed Our Lives is a full-color coffee table book that details the greatest achievements of 20th-century engineering. Each chapter details one specific engineering qfeatq with a discussion of the discovery's impact on society and descriptions and illustrations of how that discovery qworks.qJohn W. Hammes, a Racine, Wisconsin, architect, develops the first garbage disposal in his basement because he wants to make ... invents a device that enables a washing machine to wash, rinse, and extract water from clothes in a single operation (above). ... 1947 The Nineteen Hundred Corporation introduces the first top- loading automatic washer, which Sears markets under the Kenmore label.

Title:A Century of Innovation
Author:George Constable, Bob Somerville
Publisher:Joseph Henry Press - 2003-01-01


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