Beulah Louise Henry
Self-taught Inventor and Entrepreneur
Born: 9-28-1887 Raleigh, North Carolina
Beulah Henry was a prolific inventor with 49 U.S. patents and over 100 inventions credited to her name. She received her first patent at the age of 25 for a vacuum-sealed ice cream freezer. Her numerous inventions included improvements to sewing machines, typewriters, cash registers, umbrellas, dolls, and toys. Henry founded two companies of her own and served as a consultant to many more.