Mary Walton #WHM23 #WomensHistoryMonth #WomenInSTEM
Mary Walton was a mechanical engineer and inventor from the late 19th century. In a lot of ways she was an early environmentalists; her inventions were aimed at reducing pollution from the industrial revolution. From Lemelson-MIT:
Walton’s invention (patent #221,880) deflected the emissions being produced from smokestacks into water tanks, where they were stored until they were flushed in the city sewage system. Several years later, Walton went on to address the rattling and clanging noises from the elevated trains. New York City even called upon America’s greatest inventors, including Thomas Edison, to come up with a solution.
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