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Inventions by Women
1. Car Heater
Margaret A. Wilcox invented the car heater in 1893. She also invented a combined clothes and dishwasher machine which evidently did not go over well.
This popular board game was designed by Elizabeth Magie in 1904. Originally called The Landlord's Game, it's purpose was to expose the injustices of unchecked capitalism. Charles Darrow stole the game and sold it to Parker Brothers 30 years later, but she did receive $500 from Parker Brothers.
3. The Fire escape
The fire escape was invented by Anna Connelly in 1887.
4. Residential Solar Heating
Solar heating for residential housing was invented by Dr. Maria Telkes in 1947. She was a Psychiatrist in addition to being a Solar-Power Pioneer
5. The Life Raft
The Life Raft was invented by MariaBeasely in 1882 (Maria also invented a machine that makes barrels).
6. Medical Syringe
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The medical syringe which could be operated with only one hand was invented by a woman by the name of Letitia Geer in 1899
7. The Modern Electric Refrigerator
The electric refrigerator was invented by Florence Parpart in 1914 (She also invented an improved street cleaning machine).
The ice cream maker was invented by a woman named Nancy Johnson in 1843. Her patented design is still used today.
Ada Lovelace is essentially the first computerprogrammer due to her work with Charles Babbage at the University of London in 1842. In fact, her notes were an essential key to helping Alan Turing's work on the first modern computers in the 1940s.
10. Telecommunications Technology
Some of the Telecommunication Technology developed by Dr. Shirley Jackson include portable fax, touch tone telephone, solar cells, fiber optic cables and the technology behind caller ID and call waiting.
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These amazing women in history didn't give up on their ideas to invent products thatcontinue to be helpful to us right now in the 21st century.
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