Brief History of Fisher & Paykel Top Loading Autowashers [4]: SmartDrive

So last post I took a look at the ECS, which was Fisher and Paykel’s first electronic washing machine, and it was an interim design that was produced between the Hotpoint based machines that F&P produced under license in NZ from probably the 1960s until around 1985 when ECS came onto the market. The next… Continue reading Brief History of Fisher & Paykel Top Loading Autowashers [4]: SmartDrive

Brief History of Fisher & Paykel Top Loading Autowashers [3]: ECS Washers

In the last part of this series I took a look at the Hotpoint based washers which F&P licensed for assembly in NZ until the 1980s. In 1985, after a five year research process, F&P unveiled its own replacement for what was, by then, becoming a fairly dated design. The new washing machines were called… Continue reading Brief History of Fisher & Paykel Top Loading Autowashers [3]: ECS Washers

Brief History of Fisher & Paykel Top Loading Autowashers [2]: Hotpoint Washers

As noted in part 1, Associated Electrical Industries (AEI) in the UK had the British rights to the Hotpoint brand and around 1965 introduced the Hotpoint 1500 automatic washer. These were a top loading design with a number of sophisticated features. Although their exact history in NZ is not too clear at present, Fisher and… Continue reading Brief History of Fisher & Paykel Top Loading Autowashers [2]: Hotpoint Washers