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History’s Most Under-Appreciated Female Inventors

We've all heard of Marie Curie, the famous scientist who was a pioneer in radioactive metals, but what about the rest of the famous women throughout the years that changed the way we live with their inventions? Alas, here are history's most under-appreciated female inventors.

These ladies, either intentionally or unintentionally, created, discovered or invented some of the most useful products in the world. Without these inventions, who is to say we may have never have been able to use disposable diapers, windshield wipers, correction fluid, cell phones or baby carriers.

If those useful products are not enough, how about living without your favorite childhood doll Barbie or going without chocolate chip cookies? All of these items, and many more, were invented by women, but rarely get the credit that they deserve.

So ladies the next time you complain that your man does not appreciate you, put yourself in the shoes of one of these non-famous inventors.

Who are famous female inventors? This list will answer that question.

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    Invention: Windshield Wipers

    Real estate developer, rancher and viticulturist Mary Anderson added inventor to her resume in 1903 when she patented the first effective set of windshield wipers. Anderson was living in New York City at the time and noticed that the trolley car on which she was riding had an open front windshield. The open window was necessary to allow the driver to see the road under falling sleet, but was less than optimal for the freezing passengers within.

    Accordingly, Mary Anderson invented what would become the first working version of windshield wipers featuring a rubber blade attached to a spring-loaded arm that could move across the windshield to clear snow, ice and rain. She received a patent for the ice and attempted to sell the rights to the gadget however her potential buyer didn't feel the idea would ever amount to anything and declined. Fast forward about a century and the so-called useless idea is now standard on cars, trucks, busses and dozens of other things with wheels.

    Age: Died at 87 (1866-1953)
    Birthplace: Alabama, United States of America
    Profession: Real estate development, Cattle Rancher, Inventor
    Place Of Death: Monteagle, Tennessee, United States of America
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