1866 - 1953

Windshield wiper

It is raining and you are driving. Turn the windshield wipers on, and the journey continues.

The entrepreneur Mary Anderson developed the first windshield wiper, a blade system to clean the car window, which was controlled from inside the car.

While Mary Anderson patented the invention in 1903, it took ca. 20 years more for the automobile industry to start implementing window wipers in their products.

Written by: Enriqueta Vallejo-Yagüe.