Who Would Have Thought - Dishwasher

 

Who would have thought that the first working automatic dishwasher was a wooden tub with a wire basket in it.  It should be no surprise that it was invented by a woman too!  Josephine Garis invented the first automatic dishwasher in 1889.  Her dishwasher had a handle that when turned, hot soapy water cleaned the dishes.  Though that invention occurred 9 years after the Balmain Bowling Club was formed, it wasn’t until almost 40 years later, in the 1920’s, that woman were permitted to play the ancient sport of bowls.

Balmain Bowling Club's first badge