Thanks for following us throughout Women's History Month! We've learned so much these last few days and can't wait to share them with you.
Today we are adding three women for our Women's History Month celebration.
First up, Mária Telkes...
Like the idea of a solar powered home??? Physical chemist and biophysicist, Mária Telkes develop solar-energy applications and received several patents for her work. Together with American architect Eleanor Raymond, she designed and constructed the world’s first modern residence heated with solar energy. The house was built in Dover, Massachusetts, in 1948.......Can you believe it! 70 years ago!!!
She is also known for her invention of the solar distiller that changes salt water into drinking water...
In 1952 Telkes became the first recipient of the Society of Women Engineers Achievement Award. In 1977 she received a lifetime achievement award from the National Academy of Sciences Building Research Advisory Board for her contributions to solar-heated building technology and the Charles Greeley Abbot Award from the American Solar Energy Society. Lastly, in 1980 she assisted the U.S. Department of Energy in the development of the world’s first solar-electric residence, which was built in Carlisle, Massachusetts.
We love the idea of homes, especially shipping container homes being powered by solar and having salt water purified into drinking water!
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More info: https://www.britannica.com/biography/Maria-Telkes
On the 2nd Day of Women's History Month, we are celebrating Sarah Goode, the first African-American woman inventor to receive a patent.
"Born into slavery in 1850, inventor and entrepreneur Sarah E. Goode went on to become the first African-American woman to be granted a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, for her invention of a folding cabinet bed in 1885."
Sarah Goode invented a multi-functional piece of furniture to meet the new needs of smaller living spaces within urban developments. It was made to "occupy less space and made generally to resemble some article of furniture when so folded."
We're kicking off Women's History Month by celebrating Tabitha Babbitt. Her curiosity and problem solving intuition helped her invent the circular saw in 1810.
As a women-owned/run business, we stand tall each time we use a miter saw (a modern day circular saw mounted to cut wood at an angle) and other saw tools to cut our salvaged pallet/reclaimed wood.
You can have that same feeling of empowerment during one of our upcoming events!
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