Who were the Top Women Inventors of the Past 200 years? Who-Invented.org Publishes an Article Focused on Inventions / Patents by Famous Women

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Invention article to teach woman inventors about the history / patents granted to famous women inventors.

Who-Invented Org (http://www.who-invented.org) recently announced its new invention website, focused on entrepreneurs and inventors, who are interested in learning more about the process of inventing, reviewing the great women inventors of the past and encouraging them to enhance their invention process.

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Here is a review of famous Women Inventors:

In 1809, Mary Dixon Kies received the first U. S. patent issued to a woman. Kies, a Connecticut native, invented a process for weaving straw with silk or thread. First Lady Dolley Madison praised her for boosting the nation’s hat industry. Unfortunately, the patent file was destroyed in the great Patent Office fire in 1836. Until about 1840, only 20 other patents were issued to women. The inventions related to apparel, tools, cook stoves, and fire places. In the history of remarkable inventions there are many notable women too.

A few of the major woman inventors in he recent past are:

In 1845, Sarah Mather received a patent for the invention of a submarine telescope and lamp. This was a remarkable device that permitted sea-going vessels to survey the depths of the ocean.

Randice-Lisa Altschul: In November of 1999 Randice-Lisa Altschul was issued a series of patents for the world's first disposable cell phone. The device is the thickness of three credit cards and made from recycled paper products. This is a real cell phone with 60 minutes of calling time and a hands free attachment.

Another woman inventor Martha J. Coston in 1871 perfected then patented her deceased husband’s idea for a pyrotechnic flare. Coston’s husband, a former naval scientist, died leaving behind only a rough sketch in a diary of plans for the flares. Martha developed the idea into an elaborate system of flares called Night Signals that allowed ships to communicate messages nocturnally.

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