Mary Beatrice Davidson Kenner Bio, Wiki, Invention, Death:- Mary Kenner was an African-American inventor most noted for her development of the sanitary belt. Racial discrimination prevented its adoption for thirty years.
|Name||Mary Beatrice Davidson Kenner|
|A.K.A.||Mary Beatrice Kenner, Mary B. D. Kenner|
|Known for||Development of the sanitary belt|
|Countries||United States of America|
|Birth||17 May 1912, Monroe, USA|
|Death||13 January 2006 (aged 93 years)|
|Education||Dunbar High School|
Mary Beatrice Davidson Kenner Birth and Early life
Mary Kenner was born in North Carolina and credited her father, Sidney Nathaniel Davidson, with giving her a thirst for discovering things. Her sister, Mildred Davidson Austin Smith (1916–1993), was also an inventor.
Mary Beatrice Davidson Kenner Education
Mary Kenner was done her education from Dunbar High School
Mary Kenner Occupation
She is a Florist by her profession.
Mary Kenner Nationality
She had a Nationality of United States of America
Mary Kenner Known for
She is known for inventing. and Development of the sanitary belt.
Mary Kenner Background
She was born in North Carolina and credited her father, Sidney Nathaniel Davidson (June 1890-November 1958), with giving her a thirst for discovering things. Her sister, Mildred Davidson Austin Smith (1916–1993), was also an inventor.
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Mary Beatrice Davidson Kenner Inventions
She invented the sanitary belt with a moisture-proof napkin pocket. The sanitary napkin wasn’t used until 1956, thirty years after she had first invented it. The company that first showed interest in her invention rejected it after they discovered that she was an African American woman. Between 1956 and 1987 she received five patents for her household and personal item creations. Mary Kenner’s sister, Mildred Davison, was also a prolific inventor; they shared the patent of the toilet tissue holder. The patent number was US 4354643, dated October 19, 1982. There was another invention popular in the 80s, a back washer that could be mounted on the shower or bathtub wall. This invention was patented in 1987 patent number 4696068. She also patented the carrier attachment for an invalid walker in 1959.
Mary Kenner Other work
She worked as a professional floral arranger and had her own business in the field of Washington DC area.
Mary Kenner Death
13 January 2006 (aged 93 years)