Women’s Contributions to The World
Women have done a lot of work that has gone under appreciated throughout history. Often times what ends up happening is that women’s work or inventions are attributed to a man and they often get all the credit while the person who did the original work gets absolutely none of the credit or recognition. For this reason the topic of this article today is the work women have done in the world and for us to realize that the world would not be where it is if it were not for these women and many other like them creating the things that they have.
One of the most important type of invention that has been made has been building and construction inventions. Humans have relied heavily on them and even the most basic and prehistoric building inventions are relevant today. For this reason we will be going back to the 1800s for the invention we will talk about, which was the circular saw.
The circular saw was created by a Miss Tabitha Babbitt back in the early 1800s. She was part of a group of shakers, a religious group that put a lot of effort into their craft work. She had noticed that the way a lot of the people in her community were cutting wood was inefficient and lead to a lot of waste and unusable wood that had to be thrown away. Back then people were reliant on two men cutting wood with a back and forth movement. This wasted energy and often lead to injuries. She saw this and thought to create a mechanical saw that spun around on its axis. That was when the very first circular saw was created and it lead to more accurate and efficient use of wood. You can find out more at toptenz.net.