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A Brief History of How Windshield Wipers Came About in NY

A Brief History of How Windshield Wipers Came About in NY

Windshield wipers are often overlooked, but they have a significant impact on your driving and overall safety. Most of us take our windshield wipers for granted, considering we only use them when it rains or snows. But can you imagine driving without them at all? Before the 1900s, the consideration of adding this tool in automobiles was nonexistent. However, the need for windshield wipers was always present.   The origin of this essential car feature is a pretty interesting and (somewhat of) an unfortunate story. In 1902, a lady by the name of Mary Anderson had an eye-opening experience while riding on a snowy path in New York City. Anderson noticed that her driver at the time was having a challenging time seeing through his windscreen; the driver continuously stopped the car to wipe off the windshield. As you may have guessed, the constant stopping made Anderson late to her plans and the method was ineffective. Suddenly, Anderson was set to develop this mechanism that would sol ... read more

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