Thursday 5 September 2019

Sarah Tabitha Babbitt – Woman of Invention

Sarah Tabitha Babbitt was born in 1779 in Massachusetts.  She was a Shaker (a form of Quakerism).  She came from a forestry family and in 1810 she invented the circular saw to make cutting logs easier.  As a Shaker she didn't believe in patenting her idea and therefore she didn't make any money from it when it was adopted in the industry.

Thanks to Women of Invention by Charlotte Montague

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