Post link 14 February 2015, 17:09
— August 1, 2014

Yes, when it comes to inventions, men seem to get all the credit. Alexander Graham Bell, The Wright Brothers, Thomas Edison, and the list goes on and on. Well, there are quite a few women in history who have come up with useful inventions as well. Here’s a good opportunity for all the ladies to bask in the knowledge of some things that were invented by women.

#1 Paper bag
Image Source: Jeffrey Beall

Think of how activities like grocery shopping were improved by the invention of the paper bag. Putting all those items from the market in a box or some other rigid container would have made them much more difficult to transport in the car, or even carry home on the street. A cotton mill worker named Margaret Knight invented a machine to revolutionize the paper bag by making them flat with a square bottom way back in 1868.

Topic edited 2 times, last edit by RouTe, 14 February 2015, 17:15  

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