The magic machine


In the early 90s, automatic and semiautomatic washing machines manufactured and promoted by prominent brands like Videocon, IFB and TVS became the ‘to-buy’ device on several family shopping lists

In the early 90s, automatic and semiautomatic washing machines manufactured and promoted by prominent brands like Videocon, IFB and TVS became the ‘to-buy’ device on several family shopping lists. A report from 1990 estimated that about 1,75,000 washing machines worth approximately `120 crore would be sold in India that year. The ‘magic’ machine became a symbol of status, convenience and an essential feature of middle-class homes.

As predicted, about three decades later, the device has become a part and parcel of most of our lives. From households, smart laundry services to laundromats — the drum rotates. But, there are several individuals and families who don’t have the access or means to buy one, and still wash dirty laundry using their hands. In an attempt to make the back-breaking task of handwashing clothes easier, S Ramani, a retired professor from Indian Institute of Technology Madras, who is a design engineer, has created a Non Electric Manually Operated Washing machine (NEMOW)....Read more

 

Source web page:New Indian Express


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