Inventors and Inventions

Frances Gabe [Self-Cleaning House]

Frances Gabe [Self-Cleaning House]

Name: Frances Gabe Full Name: Frances Grace Arnholtz Date: June 23, 1915 – December 26, 2016 Born in: Idaho, U.S. Nationally: American Career: Artist, Sculptor, Jeweler and Inventor Invented: Self-Cleaning House in Newberg, Oregon Articles: Brown, Patricia Leigh. “The house that Frances Gabe built, from” from New York Times, February 08, 2002. “Modern marvel: The […]

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Ellen Eglin [Clothes Wringer]

Ellen Eglin [Clothes Wringer]

Article: Smith, Charlotte, “Colored Woman Inventor,” The Woman Inventor, April 1890, Vol.1, No.1,  p.n.2. Warrick, Pamela, “Mothers of Invention: Science: Recognition has long proved elusive for women inventors. Catherine Greene helped build the cotton gin, but Eli Whitney got the patent. And whoever heard of Hedy Lamarr the inventor?,” Los Angeles Times, September 23, 1992. Books: […]

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Women: The Original Brewers of Beer

Women: The Original Brewers of Beer

Articles: Arnold, Amanda, “Meet the 3 Female Sake Brewers Running Japan,” Saveur, May 25, 2015. Baugher, Krystal, “Women and Beer: A 4,500-Year History Is Coming Full Circle,” The Atlantic, November 11, 2013. Britt, Robert Roy, “Elite Women Made Beer in Pre-Incan Culture,” Lives Science, November 14, 2005. Britten, Nick, “Men owe women for ‘creating beer’,” […]

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Alice Parker [Heating Furnace ]

Alice Parker [Heating Furnace ]

Name: Alice Parker Also known as:  Alice H. Parker Nationality: African-American Invented: received a patent for a heating furnace in 1919 Patent: date: Dec 23, 1919 patent #: 1,325,905 Note: She is the first to use natural gas to heat a building Books: Ferguson, Carroy U. 2004. Transitions in Consciousness from an African American Perspective: Original […]

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Madeline M. Turner [The Fruit Press]

Madeline M. Turner [The Fruit Press]

Name: Madeline M. Turner Lived in: Oakland, California Nationality: African-American Invented: The Fruit Press Patented: date April 25, 1916 patent#:  1,180,959 Note: Her fruit press was called “ingenious” by a patent review committee member. Books: Foy, David M. 2012. Great Discoveries and Inventions by African-Americans: Fourth Edition. AuthorHouse. Stanley, Autumn. 1993. Mothers and Daughters of […]

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