Take the windshield wiper. It was launched in 1958 as the biggest carrier in...
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Wingo never met Anderson, but the story of the invention was passed down to her. It's become second nature.
Having an Eye for Intermittent Wipers After the wiper was finally implemented onto automobiles in the 1940s and 50s, they still weren't offered with a lot of settings. These automatic windshield wipers used a vacuum-powered system to clear the windshield, which became standard equipment on automobiles. Patent No. Workers' Compensation. We strive for accuracy and fairness.
And we all sort of feel like we want to be open and receptive to sort of our own Mary Anderson moments. Westward Expansion. Like Anderson, Bridgewood never made any money from her invention. Social Security Disability. The Osage were the largest tribe of the Southern Sioux Indians...
Where others had tried and failed, Mary Anderson devised a simple mechanism for clearing windshields. Between 1965 and his death in 1993, the legendary Conway Twitty placed an astonishing 40 1 hits on the country-music charts. With too many cases occurring at once, he was unable to keep his paperwork straight and ultimately lost the claim to his patents.
By developing a spring-loaded, lever-operated system, she was able to offer the world's first windshield wiper that the driver could operate from within the vehicle. Heard on Morning Edition. On this day in 1973, newspapers report the burning of 36 copies of Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut.
Encylopedia of Alabama hide caption. This manual mechanism operated a set of wood and rubber arms with a lever, helping clear away snow, rain, and debris. On this day in 1865, Henry Wirz, a Swiss immigrant and the commander of Andersonville prison in Georgia, is hanged for the murder of soldiers incarcerated there during the Civil War.
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