Mothers of Invention DVD
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- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: March 27, 2004
Meet the inventive women whose stories and creations have been overshadowed by the exploits of their male counterparts.
- Hear their stories of discovery and find out why so many of their inventions went without credit.
- Includes extensive interviews with some of today's most successful inventors.
- Open the patent files to examine the accomplishments of female inventors.
Ask someone to name an inventor and they'll likely offer up Thomas Edison, Benjamin Franklin, or Alexander Graham Bell. Great men all--but all men. Why are there no female inventors? There are, of course, and MOTHERS OF INVENTION tells their tales. Meet Beulah Henry, who earned the sobriquet ""the lady Edison."" Among her 49 patents were an ice cream freezer and a ""Kiddie Clock"" for teaching tots to tell time. At least she was able to get patents: until the suffrage movement gained steam, patents, as a form of property, were often not granted to women, going to their husbands or fathers instead! Though the legal world has caught up, women inventors are still outpaced by their male counterparts, but the number and impact of these innovators is growing, and they stand on the shoulders of the trailblazers whose stories are told here.