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Josephine Cochrane Bobblehead

by Royal Bobbles
Josephine Cochrane Bobblehead
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Price: $39.95

Product Description

Josephine Cochrane, a socialite who frequently hosted extravagant parties, set out to find an existing machine that would properly wash her heirloom china while eliminating the risk of damage from handwashing. Her attempts in doing so were unsuccessful, leading her to begin developing her own idea. Cochrane struggled to get the final product produced complaining that “I couldn’t get men to do things I wanted in my way until they tried and failed in their own.” She was finally able to find someone to build the product to her specifications and on December 28, 1886, US Patent No. 355,139 was granted to Josephine Cochrane for a Dish Washing Machine. In 1893 she showed her invention at the Chicago World’s Fair where she won top honors for the “best mechanical construction, durability and adaptation to its line of work.” She continued to make improvements to her invention. A second patent was eventually granted for her invention in 1917 (US Patent No. 1,223,380). Josephine Cochrane founded the Crescent Washing Machine Company to manufacture her invention. The company was acquired by the Hobart Manufacturing Company in 1916, three years after her death. Hobart introduced dishwashers for home use under the KitchenAid brand. In 1986, KitchenAid was acquired by Whirlpool. Josephine Cochrane was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2006.

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4.875 / 5 Based on 8 Reviews
"Fantastic product and team at Royal Bobbles / Bobbleheads.com! It's always a treat to open a new bobble from them. They're so well-packed and the details are unrivaled! Thanks very much!" - Anonymous
"Incredible! Having this artwork in my office will help introduce Josephine to countless future engineers and innovators. Thank you for remembering her! Also check out the recently published Children’s Book. " - Matt B
"I’m so excited to receive this and add to the Marie Curie / Rosalind Franklin collection in my office. How great to create these works of art to help show the contributions of women to chemistry, biochemistry, and engineering / entrepreneurship. I look forward to seeing who is next…I have a wish list!" - Matt B
"I have not ordered yet but I am going to, but I want Freddy Krueger, Jason, and Mikeal Myers and I was wondering if you had them so I can buy All Three. Thank you " - Laura Proctor
"Amazing bobbleheads, friendly staff and the man himself Warren Royal, never had a problem with any of my shipments because of the great packing. " - Erik Bentley

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