Clipped From Evening Star
WOMEN AS INVENTORS. The part played by woman a* inventors t* not inconsiderable, and she is responsible lor many things that add milch to the comfort of life. From the year the oflice was established up to the present time 3,500 patents have been granted to females. The first woman patentee was Mary Kces. who obtained letters patent on a machine for weaving a mixture of silk and thread. Shu was followed in 1815 by % Mary Brush with a corset of an improved kind. Miss Montgomery owns the patent to a war ship and a woman in Iowa has made an improvement in machinery for the manufacture of cigar*. The novelist Blanche Willis Howard has patented a bath shoe and a music rack, and Miss Helen Blunchard gets a good income from the royalty she receives on a sewing machine attachment. Miss Phelps, a lndv from England, is represented represented by a lunch box which ha* a zinc lined compartment for ice. A mustache cup is rather a peculiar invention for a woman, but a patent for such has been taken out by u woman, and there is also an apparatus for killing mosquitoes, mosquitoes, patented by a woman. Mrs. Maria Beasley Beasley made a small fortune out of a machine for the manufacture of barrels, and Dr. Mary Walker of this city ha") several patents for educational educational furniture. All over the building you can find patent attorneys, for most of their work is done on the premises. Having a thorough knowledge of the workings of the ollice they know every step toward getting a patent.