U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for October 26
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WASHINGTON, Oct. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: WASHING MACHINES Profile America -- Sunday, October 26(th) . Doing laundry was a wearying, time-consuming chore for many centuries. The industrial revolution and American inventiveness attacked the ancient chore on this date in 1858, when Hamilton Smith patented a rotary washing machine. But it was hand-driven and proved to be hard on both the operator an...