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Arkansas Granny

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Fri Oct 21, 2022, 08:13 PM Oct 2022

Here's an interesting fact. The circular saw was invented by a woman.

Sarah "Tabitha" Babbitt (born December 9, 1779, Hardwick, Massachusetts; died 12 August 1853 in Harvard) was a Shaker credited to be a tool maker and inventor. Inventions attributed to her by the Shakers include the circular saw, the spinning wheel head, and false teeth. She became a member of the Harvard Shaker community in 1793.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tabitha_Babbitt

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Here's an interesting fact. The circular saw was invented by a woman. (Original Post) Arkansas Granny Oct 2022 OP
Shakers admired inventors, male or female. Shakers were an offshot of Quakers, and TreasonousBastard Oct 2022 #1
I learned this Genki Hikari Oct 2022 #2

TreasonousBastard

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1. Shakers admired inventors, male or female. Shakers were an offshot of Quakers, and
Fri Oct 21, 2022, 08:36 PM
Oct 2022

enjoyed dancing a lot more. They also believed in celibacy, so it's no wonder there aren't many around these days.

 

Genki Hikari

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2. I learned this
Sat Oct 22, 2022, 06:57 AM
Oct 2022

Oddly enough, from doing an NYT crossword puzzle with a theme devoted to remarkable, but little known, women. I think it was a daily puzzle, not the big Sunday form, in the 1000 puzzle Sunday omnibus. I don't have the book anymore, or I don't think I do. Went to recycling, long ago.

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