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Famous Women Inventors

Famous Women Inventors

Women also have contributed equally in the field of science and technology, as much as men have. It's worth knowing few of the inventions by famous women inventors. Read this article to gain more information about the same.
Aakash Singh
The ever expanding sources of knowledge (for example, the Internet) are probably one of the most significant inventions of the 20th century. People who invent things of course do it for the benefit of the mankind, but also have that passion to produce a new object and do something different, or like they say, do things differently. In this article, the world's most known and famous women inventors and their inventions have been described.
Women Power
History has been a witness to how women have always been prominent in the field of inventions and discoveries. They have played a vital role in the world of innovation. In this so-called man's world, women have shown their mettle time and over again, and have proven themselves whenever it was needed. They had tread their way through discriminatory barriers and gender stereotypes, which were prominent at each and ever step in their journey. In the past, as well as the present, women are increasingly prevailing and proven excellence and devotion towards work.
Famous Women Inventors
Invention Inventor Year
Circular saw Tabitha Babbitt 1812
Computer program Augusta Ada Byron 1842
Submarine lamp and telescope Sarah Mather 1845
Beehive Thiphena Hornbrook 1861
Improved locomotive wheels Mary Jane Montgomery 1864
Paper-bag-making machine Margaret Knight 1871
Dishwasher Josephine Cochran 1872
Zigzag sewing machine Helen Blanchard 1873
Globes Ellen Fitz 1875
Locomotive Oil burner chimney Mary Walton 1879
Oil burner Amanda Jones 1880
Elevated railway Mary Walton 1881
Portable screen summer house Nettie Rood 1882
Alphabet blocks Adeline D. T. Whitney 1882
Life raft Maria Beaseley 1882
Fire escape Anna Connelly 1887
Rolling pin Catherine Deiner 1891
Ironing board Sarah Boone 1892
Car heater Margaret Wilcox 1893
Suspenders Laura Cooney 1896
Medical syringe Letitia Geer 1899
Street-cleaning machine Florence Parpart 1900
Windshield wiper Mary Anderson 1903
Rotary engine Margaret Knight 1904
Refrigerator Florence Parpart 1914
Electric hot water heater Ida Forbes 1917
Grain storage bin Lizzie Dickelman 1920
Chocolate-chip cookies Ruth Wakefield 1930
Disposable diaper Marion Donovan 1950
Direct and return mailing envelope Beulah Henry 1962
Kevlar, a steel-like fiber used in radial tires, crash helmets, and bulletproof vests Stephanie Kwolek 1966
Feedback control for data processing Erna Hoover 1971
Drinking fountain device Laurene O'Donnell 1985
Canister vacuum Nancy Perkins 1987