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Sarah Boone: Improved Ironing Board


Sarah Boone was an African American inventor known for her significant contribution to household technology. In 1892, she received a patent for her improved design of the ironing board. Boone's innovation addressed the challenge of ironing women's garments, particularly their sleeves and bodices, by creating a narrower and curved ironing board with collapsible legs. This design allowed for more efficient ironing of various clothing items, making the task easier and more effective for users. Boone's invention was a notable advancement in household technology and has had a lasting impact on the way we approach domestic chores.




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