Josephine Cochrane

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Birthday
8, 1839
Birthplace
Ashtabula, OH
Death Date
Aug 3, 1913 (74)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
8, 1839
Birthplace
Ashtabula, OH
Death Date
Aug 3, 1913 (74)

About

American inventor of the washing machine. She introduced her invention to the world at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair.

Before Fame

She was a wealthy woman who disliked doing the dishes.

Trivia

She started the Garis-Cochran Manufacturing Company, which later became part of Whirlpool.

Family Life

She married William Cochran in 1858; they had daughters named Hallie and Katharine together.

Associated With

She and Alexander Graham Bell were both inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.