“There’s a better way of doing that:” Beulah Louise Henry

Published on: 03/31/2022 8:53 AM



Journeys of Innovation


"There's a better way of doing that:" Beulah Louise Henry

Beulah Louise Henry in 1931 with one of her patented duplicating attachments for typewriters

Photo courtesy of Bettmann Archive/Getty Images.

With 49 patents, Beulah Louise Henry was one of the most prolific inventors of the 20th century and a leader in all her areas of innovation. Her typewriters, toys, sewing machines, and women’s apparel made Henry a famous and beloved figure across the country.

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