Conclusion of inventions and patents by Kentuckians:
ALLEN, Charlotte W., Newport, KY, patent 62,800 for an improved smoothing iron stand, 1867. (An ironing board?)
BARLOW, Thomas Harris, Lexington, KY. Invented a locomotive which wold ascend to an elevation of 80 feet to the mile with a heavily-laden car attached. He also invented a self-feeding nail and tack machine. In 1855 he invented and perfected a rifled percussion cannon which weighed 7,000 pounds. Lastly, he invented the planetarium.
BUCHANAN, Dr. Joseph, Lexington, KY, at the age of 20 invented a musical instrument producing its harmony from glasses of different chemical composition,1805.
BURROUGHS, Nathan, Lexington, KY, introduced the manufacture of hemp in Kentucky and invented a machine for cleaning hemp, 1796.
CLAYTON, Anna Howell, Louisville, KY, patent 485,487 for a motor for the sewing machine, 1892.
DAVIDSON, Sarah Elizabeth, Glasgow, KY, patent 385,598 for a car coupling, 1888. Would this be for a train?
EATON, Alice Roberts, Louisville, KY, patent 452,365 for a comb cleaner, 1891.
ELLIS, Molly, KY, patent 401,487 for a funnel apparatus, 1889.
EUBANK, Joseph Jr.,Glasgow, KY, “a machine for feeding cotton-gins with seed cotton.” About 1829.
FITZHUGH, Bessie V., Bowling Green, KY, patent 518,594 for a combination book rest and table or stand, 1894.
GAUGH, Maria A., Newport, KY, patent 431,943, wash dish pan and drainer, 1890.
GIBSON, Sallie Elizabeth, Princess, KY, patent 478,004 for a washing machine. I guess she didn’t like the one made by Louisa Rhinehardt., 1892.
GOODMAN, Reesetta S. and Henry M., Louisville, KY, patent 354,056 for a draw box, 1886.
GRIFFITH, Mollie I., Winchester, KY, patent 508,305 for a baking pan, 1893.
INNES, Carrie Barnes, Paris, KY, patent 413-233, for an alternative tonic. 1889. (Wonder what was in it?)
JONES, John, Lexington, KY, invented speeder spindle and a machine for sawing stone which was “caught up” by eastern imposters. He died in 1849 at age 90.
KOCH, Alma F., Louisville, KY, patent D22,526 for a spoon, 1893. (I guess she didn’t like the one invented by Samantha Logan below?)
LOGAN, Samantha I, Louisville, KY, patent D21,304 for a spoon, 1892.
MALONE, Bettie Adella, Franklin, KY, patent 321,831, a churn dasher, 1885.
McALISTER, Wilson and Ella Palmer, Richmond, KY, patent 492,417 for a cake cutter.
McDOWELL, Magdalene H., Lexington, KY, patent 397,742 for a fire back plate. 1889.
MEANS, Jennie L., Nicholasville, KY, patent 451,949, for an ironing board, 1891.
MILLER, Robert, Glasgow, KY, “an improvement in bedsteads.” 23 May 1834.
MITCHUM, Bettie, Hammonsville, KY, patent 408,126 for an improved churn, 1889.
MOORE, Jennie B., Covington, KY, patent 509,480, for a dress stay, 1893.
MURRAY, Maude C., Bardstown, KY, patent 373,424 for a holder for bed covers. 1887.
MUSE, Maggie A., Mount Carmel, KY, patent 429,047 for a soot catcher, 1890.
NOBLE, E. S., Lexington, KY, invented a labor-saving machine for the purpose of turning the bead on house guttering, 1815.
NUCHOLS, Hezekiah P and Pouncey, Barren Co KY, a grist mill called a conic grinder, 21 July 1805.
PATON, Mary A., Paris, KY, patent 338,101, a patent for a head dress, 1886.
REINHARDT, Louisa, Louisville, KY, patent 381,643 for a washing machine. (Note, there had been many attempts at creating a good washing machine, hers was considered far superior). 1888.
RUSSSELL, Elsey B., Bardstown, KY, patent 356,602, patent for a gate. (Now I won’t laugh here, did people jump over the fence before then?) 1887.
SMITH, Opehlia, Sheperdsville, KY, patent 494,037 for a scrubber, 1893.
TUDOR, Kate B., Lexington, KY, patent 451,645 for a flower holder.
WASSON, Dell Eva, Versailles, KY, patent 492,701 for a fastening attachment for dress waists, 1893.
WICKLIFFE, Mary Flournoy, Louisville, KY, a patent #508,457 for spectacles, 1893
In conclusion, two thoughts: (1) notice all the women who held patents!, and (2) go invent something!!!