The woman who invented windshield wipers : Mary Anderson and her wonderful invention

by Latta, Sara L.,

Format: Print Book 2014
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 6 copies
Available (6)
Location Collection Call #
Bethel Park Public Library Juvenile Nonfiction j 92 ANDERSON Mary
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Nonfiction
Call Number  j 92 ANDERSON Mary
CLP - East Liberty Children's Biographies j T40.A53 L38 2014
Location  CLP - East Liberty
Collection  Children's Biographies
Call Number  j T40.A53 L38 2014
CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Biographies j T40.A53 L38 2014
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
Collection  Children's Biographies
Call Number  j T40.A53 L38 2014
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 92A ANDERSON Lat
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction
Call Number  j 92A ANDERSON Lat
Northland Public Library Children's Biography J B ANDERSON
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Biography
Call Number  J B ANDERSON
Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Biography J B ANDERSON 2014
Location  Sewickley Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Biography
Call Number  J B ANDERSON 2014
Most people can't imagine a car without windshield wipers. How would you possibly see during a snow storm or downpour? But there was a time when drivers had to wipe the windshield themselves to clear it of snow and rain. And boy did they get wet. Readers find out how Mary Anderson's smart thinking helped her get a patent for the Windshield Cleaning Device.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "It's hard to imagine a car without windshield wipers, but when the first windshields appeared on cars in 1904, drivers had to clean them by hand. And it's hard to imagine that in a time dominated by male drivers and scientists, it was a woman who invented the first wipers. Although scant information exists on Mary Anderson, this entry in the Inventors at Work series provides enough background on this atypical woman. Accompanied by archival photos and (undocumented) primary source quotes, the book tells how, after riding on street cars in the snow, Anderson patented her design for a window cleaning device. She was never able to sell her patent, but the text describes how windshield wipers eventually became successful and a necessary part of driving. An intriguing look at an everyday device.--Leeper, Angela Copyright 2014 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Inventors at work!
Subjects Anderson, Mary, -- 1866-1953 -- Juvenile literature.
Anderson, Mary, -- 1866-1953.
Women inventors -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
Inventors -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
Windshield wipers -- Juvenile literature.
Women inventors.
Windshield wipers.
Women -- Biography.
Publisher Berkeley Heights, NJ :Enslow Elementary,2014
Contributors Anderson, Mary, 1866-1953.
Language English
Description 48 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 46) and index.
ISBN 9780766042032
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