How many of the inventions of either yesteryear or today came from women?
We’ll probably never know how many women inventors there were. That’s because in the early years of the United States, a woman could not get a patent in her own name. A patent is considered a kind of property, and until the late 1800s laws forbade women in most states from owning property or entering into legal agreements in their own names. Instead, a woman’s property would be in the name of her father or husband. The following is a partial list of the many ingenious inventions by women Alphabet blocks Adeline D. T.