Whenever we think of inventors, The first thing that always comes to mind is famous inventors like Thomas Alva Edison, Alexander Graham and others.
Wait! Did you know that there are so many amazing things that women invented?
Here are some of the amazing things that women created:
The first mechanical dishwasher was made in 1886 by Josephine Cochrane, A wealthy woman who loved to host frequent dinner parties. She did not clean the dishes herself as there were a lot of servants to do that for her. Josephine wanted a machine that could wash the dishes faster without chipping. So, She measured and built all the wire compartments, which all were specially designed to fit either plates and cups. The wire compartments were then placed inside a giant wheel that was laid flat in a copper boiler. The wheel was turned with the help of a motor while hot soapy water was sprayed up from the bottom of the boiler and poured down the dishes.
All of her friends were very impressed and asked her to make dishwashing machines for them. Later on, The device was named ‘Cochrane Dishwasher’.
The dishwashing machine got worldwide famous, and Josephine started receiving so many orders for her dishwashing machine from big restaurants and hotels in Illinois. In addition, she won the most significant award for the best mechanical construction and durability.
- Invisible Glass
Katherine Blodgett devised a method in 1935, Which was used to spread monomolecular coatings one at a time onto the glass and metal. A straight barium film covered the glass with 44 monomolecular layers that made the glass transmissive more than 99% by creating invisible glass. Katherine was the first woman awarded a PhD in physics from the University of Cambridge in 1926. After completing her master’s degree, she was hired by General Electric.
- Circular Saw
The first circular saw, which is mainly used in a sawmill, was first invented by Tabitha Babbitt in 1813. She created a process for manufacturing false teeth and improving spinning wheel heads. Tabitha was a member of the Shaker community in Howard, Massachusetts, who made the first circular saw in Albany, New York.
- Coloured Flares
Martha Jane Conston discovered the Notes signalling at the Navy Yard, which her late husband wrote. However, her husband’s work was incomplete and needed additional effort before turning into a practical signalling system. So, Martha Kosten decided to develop a flare signalling system based on her husband’s early work. As a result, she was granted US patent number 23,536 on April 5, 1859, for making a pyrotechnic night signal and code system. Due to her amazing work, the ships could signal one another by using different combinations of colours.
Elizabeth J Magie Phillips invented the first game to explain the single tax theory of Henry George. The landlord’s game and her game were published at the beginning of 1906. After that, many variant board games based on her concept were made from 1906 through the 1930s that involved the purchasing and selling of land and development of the land.