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MBHB Celebrates Women’s History Month: Inventor Beulah Louise Henry

March 25, 2021

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP is proud to celebrate Women’s History Month in March in recognition of it as an annual celebration of achievements by women in spotlighting their critical role in U.S. history. In this regard, we are highlighting noteworthy women inventors whose creations changed the world.

Beulah Louise Henry was such a prolific inventor that she was given the nickname “Lady Edison.” In all, Henry was granted 49 patents and had around 110 inventions in total. She patented a considerable number of products and innovations designed to improve daily life including, among others, a bobbin-free sewing machine and a vacuum ice cream freezer. According to the Journal of the Patent Office Society, she was recognized in 1937 as “America’s leading feminine inventor.”