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Mary Anderson. Alessandro Volta. Marie Van Brittan Brown.
They’re not exactly household names, but we use stuff created by these and other overlooked inventors almost every day.
Hey, let’s celebrate them in song! And with cute animation!
Anderson, Volta and Brown — developers of the windshield wiper, electric battery and home-security system, respectively — rank among the relative unknowns immortalized by Ogilvy in this tuneful cartoon commissioned by chemical company Chemours for National Inventors Month:
Sure, Edison is way more famous than László Bíró (who invented the ballpoint pen), Nancy Johnson (ice cream freezing machine) or Billy Cullen (refrigeration).