Mary Beatrice Davidson Kenner inventor Biography, Wiki, Invention, Death

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
IntroAmerican inventor
A.K.A.Mary Beatrice Kenner, Mary B. D. Kenner
Known forDevelopment of the sanitary belt
CountriesUnited States of America
OccupationsInventor
GenderFemale
Birth17 May 1912, Monroe, USA
Death13 January 2006 (aged 93 years)
Star signTaurus
EducationDunbar 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
Mary Kenner

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)

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