Mary Anderson

Was a?

  • Real estate developer
  • Rancher

Inventions and Discoveries?

  • inventor of the wind-shield wiper

Born on?

February 19, 1866,

Place of birth?

Greene County, Alabama, United States

Nationality?

American

Died on?

June 27, 1953

Place of death?

Monteagle, Tennessee, United States

Short Notes:

  • Mary Anderson is well known for inventing the first operational wind shield wiper.
  • She named her invention a window cleaning device for electric cars and other vehicles.
  • Her version of invention was not put into Production but it closely resembles the windshield wiper found on many early car models.
  • Anderson then again began creating a design very similar to a modern windshield wiper that operated with a lever from inside the vehicle.(like how we see in auto rikshaw now a days)
  • Anderson finished creating her model design for manufacturing and patented her design on November 10, 1903.
  • She tried to sell her design to many manufacturing companied but no one stepped in for its production.
  • Anderson died  on June 27, 1953.
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