Inventions by Women A-Z

April 2015 A-Z Challenge

(26 posts, starting 
with the letter "A")

This is only a sampling of the many inventions American women have made. There was a time when only men could file a patent, so who knows how many women inventors went unreported. But the known list is also too long to include everyone here, so I randomly chose those I found interesting. I believe all of the inventions listed below changed the world as we know it and left a permanent mark, in big and small ways. I'll let you be the judge.

A - Alphabet Blocks
B - Barbie Doll
C - Chocolate Chip Cookies
D - Disposable Diapers
E - Engine Muffler
F - Fire Escape
G - Globes
H - Home Security System
I - Invisible Glass
J - Jerky
K - Kevlar
L - Life Raft
M - Monopoly
N - Nystatin
O - Optical Analysis System
P - Paper Bags
Q - Q-tips
R - Rolling Pin
S - Spread Spectrum Technology
T - Telephone Switching System
U - Unknown Inventors
V - Vacuum Canning
W - Windshield Wipers
X -X-rays on Wheels
Y - Yellow Mustard Powder
Z - Zucchini Bread


  1. Have FB'd and other social media Sharon ... your posts are lovely.

    1. Wow, thank you very much, Susan. I so enjoy your blog on dreams.

  2. the last two in the list being the most epic ones :)

    1. Okay, Dezmond. I see a yummy potluck coming soon :) Thank you!

  3. I must agree, woman are truly amazing and ingenious. I don't know what I would do without most of these things, and I'm sure there are many more I take for granted every day too.

    1. My reaction too. I've taken many of these inventions for granted most of my life. Thanks so much for reading, MJ!

  4. Awesome list! Thanks for sharing.Windshield wipers are very important in my life. We get lots of rain here. Maui Jungalow

  5. What a great theme! Learned some interesting things here!

  6. Love your theme and look forward to reading about the inventors.


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