Female Inventors Apply.pdf - Nicolette Boyd May 10th 2017 US History Honors Inventors of Industrial Revolution All throughout history there have been

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Nicolette Boyd May 10th, 2017 US History Honors Inventors of Industrial Revolution All throughout history, there have been female inventors who made a huge impact on our society even to this date. From inventors back during the industrial period such as Sarah E. Goode, who invented the Murphy bed, to inventors from the modern era like Barbara Askins, inventor of the use of radioactive material for photo-negative enhancement. Within different time periods, female inventors faced plenty of obstacles and recognition for their work as well. Sarah E. Goode was the first African-American woman to receive a patent for her invention in the US for the Murphy bed in 1885. Goode was born in 1850, and was a slave until the end of the Civil War. From there, her and her husband relocated to Chicago where she became an entrepreneur. She noticed, “many of her customers, who were mostly working-class, lived in small apartments and didn’t have much space for furniture, including beds. As a solution
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