1. The Car Heater
We all owe our thanks to Margaret A Wilcox who invented the car heater in 1893! (Margaret also invented a combined clothes and dishwasher)
This popular board game was designed by Elizabeth Magie in 1904, originally called the Landlord's Game.The purpose of this game was to expose the injustices of unchecked capitalism.
Her game was ripped off by Charles Darrow who sold it to Parker Brother's 30 years later.However Parker Brothers later paid Elizabeth $500 for her game. Gee Thanks!
3. The Fire Escape
The fire escape was invented by Anna Connelly in 1887
4. The Life Raft
The life saving Life Raft was invented by Maria Beasely in 1882. (Maria also invented a machine that makes barrels)
5. Residential Solar Heating
Solar heating for residential housing was invented by Dr Maria Telkes in 1947. Dr. Telkes was a Psychiatrist in addition to being a Solar-Power Pioneer