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Windshield Wiper Patented

November 10, 1903

On November 3, 1903, the US Patent Office issues US Patent 743,801 to Mary May Anderson for a “window cleaning device” for electric cars and other vehicles which is operated via a lever from inside the vehicle. Her version of … Continue reading

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Edison Patents Phonograph

February 19, 1878

Thomas Alva Edison was awarded U.S. Patent No. 200,521 for the phonograph, the first device to both record sound and play it back. The phonograph was a result of his work on two other devices, the telephone and the telegraph. … Continue reading

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