From the Can Opener to Blue Jeans:
Stories of Ingenious American Inventions
Who invented the dishwasher, the windshield wiper, the refrigerator or blue jeans?
Kate Kelly, an engaging speaker and successful author, tells the stories behind the inventors of everyday things. You will meet a multi-cultural group of men and women inventors and gain a sense of how creative people develop better ways to accomplish day-to-day tasks. Kelly knows the stories behind the first bra, the disposable diaper, the Mae West life preserver (vital in WWII) and why our keyboards are in the QWERTY format. Included in her talk will be a few humorous “first steps” like the drunkometer that preceded the Breathalyzer police use today to identify drunk drivers.
(And by they way, blue jeans were not created by Levi Strauss — his little-known partner actually created the product!)
Speaker: Kate Kelly
Sunday, May 18th
Larchmont Village Center
(behind the Larchmont Library)
This program is free and open to the public — refreshments will be served.
For information, contact Dee van Eyck at 914-834-0449 or firstname.lastname@example.org