Post link 14 February 2015, 17:24
— August 1, 2014

#4 Windshield wipers
wipers at work
Image Source: Paul Heaberlin

Although it’s hard to believe, drivers back in 1903 thought it would be safer to drive with rain or snow obscuring their vision than to periodically activate a lever to operate manual windshield wipers. Mary Anderson’s original invention was improved upon by another female inventor in 1917 who came up with a roller-operated automatic version. Still, it took until 1920 before automobile makers realized their benefits, and Cadillac began including them with every car they produced.

Topic edited 1 times, last edit by RouTe, 14 February 2015, 17:29  

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