Fred L. Maytag produced the "Maytag-Mason Automobile" in Waterloo, Iowa. As late as 1916, Maytag Company briefly produced farm tractors.

 It was intended that this product would solve seasonal slumps in the farm equipment business and fill the need for a home washing machine. The 1907 "Pastime" washers had a wooden tub with a hand crank that turned an dolly inside with wooden pegs, which in turn, pulled clothes through the water and against the corrugated tub sides.
  About this time in the company's history Fred L. Maytag became sole owner of the company. Improvements on the first washing machine were steady. A pulley mechanism was added so the machine could be operated from an outside power source, in 1911 a model with an electric motor was unveiled.

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