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Apparently The Guys Who Invented The Washing Machine Have A Famous Great Granddaughter

But, does she get free appliances?

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Behold, the most beautiful creature.

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Also pictured is the lovely Kate Upton.

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You know, the gorgeous AF model and actress? Right, you know her.

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Well, I bet you didn't know that fame ran in her family...

Yesterday, on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy asked Kate when she knew she had made it big and the Sports Illustrated cover girl gave an answer that all New Yorkers will relate to:

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And while on the subject of washing machines, Kate mentioned that she is, in fact, the great granddaughter of Fredrick Upton, aka the credited inventor — along with his brother, Lou — of the modern washing machine. #casual

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Back in 1911, Fred and Lou established the Upton Machine Company, which, today, is known as the Whirlpool Corporation.

As in this Whirlpool, which, IMO, has made the horrendous task of doing laundry significantly (but still not totally) more tolerable.

Interestingly, Alva J. Fisher, an engineer for Hurley Electric Laundry Equipment, is also often credited for the invention, more specifically, 1907's Thor Washing Machine.

Apparently, it's likely that the Upton Machine Company — which was later known as The Nineteen Hundred Washing Company before it became Whirlpool — sold washing machines before Hurley, but just on a smaller scale, which is why Hurley/Fisher is often incorrectly credited as the inventor. (And yes, this 1921 ad is extremely sexist.)
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Apparently, it's likely that the Upton Machine Company — which was later known as The Nineteen Hundred Washing Company before it became Whirlpool — sold washing machines before Hurley, but just on a smaller scale, which is why Hurley/Fisher is often incorrectly credited as the inventor. (And yes, this 1921 ad is extremely sexist.)

As for the Upton bros., I think Kate said it best:

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So, thanks Fred and Lou. Without you, we'd never have magical moments like this.

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