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    Though Maytag today is largely synonymous with high tech kitchen appliances and other similar products, it hardly resembles the company it began as. In 1893, Frederick Louis Maytag, his two brothers-in-law, and another partner all chipped in $600 to start a farming company. At that time, it was not uncommon for farmers to get hurt while operating threshing machines. In order to remedy that, Maytag and his partners began producing threshing accessories, like a feeder that fed straw into the bigger machine safely. Later, as late as 1916, Maytag produced the Maytag-Mason Automobile and briefly made farm tractors. In 1919, sales and growth were spurted by the development of an aluminum washer, the predecessor to the laundry machines used today, which eliminated the problems associated with wooden tubs.

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