Four years later Maytag
developed its Multi-Motor
gasoline engine washer that became a must to rural homemakers
who did not have access to electric power.
In 1919 the company succeeded in
casting the first aluminum washer tub, producing what was called in the
trade "The Washer that could not be built" and eliminating
problem inherent in the wooded tub construction.
Expansion into a national company
and world leadership came during the first half of the 1920's under L.
B. Maytag son of the founder, who served as company president
between 1920 and 1926. He was also a member of the board of
directors from 1940 until his death in 1966. He also conceived a new
washer design that replaced the dolly under the lid with an agitator in
the bottom of the tub.