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Margaret E. Knight (1838-1914) American inventor of a machine that folded and stuck paper to create paper bags. She was the second female patent holder in the world.

In American inventor Margaret Knight patented a machine for making flat-bottomed paper bags -- the same kind we use today. She started her inventing career at age when she designed a device to help prevent injuries in textile mills.

Josephine Cochrane 1839-1913. When it came time to do the dishes, she really didn’t want to, so she invented a Dishwasher. Her creation had wire compartments for plates, cups and saucers.  They were put inside a wheel that lay flat inside a copper boiler.  A motor turned the wheel pumping hot soapy water from the bottom of the boiler over the dishes. received her first patent on the Garis-Cochran Dish-Washing Machine December 28, 1886. Her company is now called Whirlpool.

Impressive Americans: Josephine Cochrane received her first patent on the Garis-Cochran Dish-Washing Machine December In her company was bought out by Hobart which is now Whirlpool Corporation.

Biochemist Florence Barbara Seibert (1897-1991) developed the skin test for tuberculosis. After graduating from Goucher College, she worked as a chemist during World War I and then went to Yale University, where she earned a Ph.D. and made important discoveries about the ability of some bacteria to survive distillation techniques and therefore contaminate intravenous injections. During the 1930s, she taught at University of Pennsylvania and developed the tuberculosis skin reaction test,

Florence Barbara Seibert was born in Easton, Pennsylvania on October 1897 (d. August She was an American biochemist known for isolating a pure form of tuberculin used in the standard TB test. She is a member of the U. National Womens Hall of Fame.

Lillian Moller Gilbreth. In 1915 earned a PhD in industrial psychology from Brown Univ., the first degree EVER in that field. First American engineer to combine the fields of psychology and scientific management. Partnered w/ her husband in their management consulting firm. She did volunteer work and projects for the government. All this while giving birth to and raising TWELVE children--only one of whom was born in a hospital.

In 1915 earned a PhD in industrial psychology from Brown Univ., the first degree ever in that field. First American engineer to combine the fields of psychology and scientific management.

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Kate Barnard  First woman in America to be elected to a statewide office. This amazing  woman was elected before women could vote. She was a major influence on the Constitution of the new state of Oklahoma. She was able to get 30 laws passed to protect prisoners, the poor, orphans, union members, Native Americans, etc. When she died sick and alone, corrupt politicians arranged her burial in an unmarked grave. Going in History > Women's History.

Kate Barnard First woman in America to be elected to a statewide office.

Dorothea Dix apr 1802-July 1887   At age 15 stated school for girls.  Then only boys could go to public school.  Later was shocked at conditions for the mentally impaired.  Became a fighter for better understanding, treatment and conditions for them.  She was describes as "the most effective advocate of humanitarian reform in American mental institutions during the nineteenth century" (Goldenson, 1970)

Dorothea Dix apr 1802-July 1887 At age 15 stated school for girls. Then only boys could go to public school. Later was shocked at conditions for the mentally impaired. Became a fighter for better understanding, treatment and conditions for them. She was describes as "the most effective advocate of humanitarian reform in American mental institutions during the nineteenth century" (Goldenson, 1970)

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