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Inventions By Women


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When we speak about inventions we usually think of men, but there are also many women who have contributed their ideas to our daily lives.

Josephine Cochran patented her dishwasher as early as 1886.

Mary Anderson was a real estate developer who invented the windscreen wiper in 1903. She got her idea on a frosty day while travelling in a tram. She observed that the motorman drove with the front window open because the windshield had too much sleet.

Marion Donovan is known for developing the first disposable diaper.

sleet: a mixture of rain, snow and ice.
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