Posts tagged: Josephine Cochrane

C is for Josephine Cochrane

Josephene Cochrane

Most modern kitchens boast a dishwasher to make our lives easier but how many of us realise that the first commercially successful automatic dishwasher was invented in 1886 by Josephine Cochrane?

Cochrane was born Josephine Garis in Ohio in 1839, the daughter of civil engineer John Garis and granddaughter of John Fitch, the inventor of the first steamboat service in the US. Read more ›››