America Dreams of Ultrasonic Washing Machine in 1950s

Ultrasonic Washing Machines - Not Quite There

Ultrasonic Washing Machines - Not Quite There

We earlier covered a 1959 newspaper article speculating on a future with ultrasonic dishwashers. That it would seem is old hat. Here is another newspaper clip from 1958 talking about ultrasonic washing machines and dryers!

It is almost surprising that the limitations back then remain to this day. The column notes that the main barrier is cost. This aspect hasn’t changed one bit. Based on our current understanding of physics an ultrasonic washing machine will be more trouble than what it is worth.  Nevertheless, we hope for some new scientific discovery to make it simple and affordable.


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About Bob Sandor

Bob began working as a chemist in 1987 and remains a science geek to this day. After his PhD he worked on the bench in materials and inorganic chemistry for 10 years. He then took on a love for marketing and sales. He combined his passion for science and business and took entrepreneur general management positions in large corporations like Hoecsht Celanese now Sanofi Aventis, Bel-Art and Smiths Detection. There he learned what it would take to run a business and finally Tovatech was co-founded in 2006. Bob’s hobbies include playing, listening and composing music, skiing, working out, the internet and all things science. Read More