Can you tell me which of these men invented the lightbulb?
Technically all three of these men contributed to the invention of the lightbulb.
Even though Thomas Edison was credited with the solution of the conventional light bulb in 1879, English chemist, Humphry Davy, figured out that electricity can be used to create light over 200 years ago. While Warren Da La Rue had solved the scientific challenges and created one of the world’s first electric light bulbs almost 40 years before Thomas Edison.EndFragment
Just like the invention of the light bulb, there are many other inventions out there that other people have taken the credit for, a lot of those being inventions that men took the credit for even though women actually invented them.EndFragment
Select an inventor and guess which product they invented that a man originally got the credit for.
Which of these products did Elizabeth Magie invent?
Which of these products did Mary Anderson invent?
Which of these products did Margaret Knight invent?
Mary Anderson came up with the idea for window wipers in 1903 while riding in a streetcar in the snow but Robert Kearns was credited with the idea. She tried to sell her idea to car manufacturers but all of them rejected her invention.
Elizabeth Magie created this board game to teach people what happens when a few people hoard all the land and originally named it “The Landlord’s Game” and patented it in 1904. Several years later a man named Charles Darrow remade the game without giving Magie any credit which no one found out about until much later when Monopoly was involved in a lawsuit.EndFragment
Margaret Knight built her invention with wood but needed to take her designs to a factory in order for it to be made out of metal, where a man named Charles Annan stole them and patented them as his own claiming that it was
impossible for a woman to create this
It took three years, but eventually Knight won back the patent for the machine.EndFragment