Women September 08, 2019 at 02:00 pm

10 black women who pioneered inventions

Oluwabusola Fadipe | Contributor

Oluwabusola Fadipe September 08, 2019 at 02:00 pm

September 08, 2019 at 02:00 pm | Women

Ellen Eglin

Ellen Eglin was a housekeeper and a government clerk who pioneered and invented a mechanical clothes wringer for washing machines. She eventually sold it off for a low price in 1888 to a white person who was interested in further developing the device because she was afraid no one will buy her invention on account of her colour.

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