Friday, March 03, 2006

Women's History Month




From the Illinois State Library Newsletter March 3, 2006:

ILLINOIS INVENTOR OF THE WEEK
In celebration of Women ' s History Month, Zenone De Ledochowski of LaSalle, IL is this week 's Illinois inventor of the week. De Ledochowski was granted patent number 301,451, on July 1, 1884, for new and useful improvements in "corset, "

http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=301,451

De Ledochowski ' s patent was one of 179 corsets patented between 1815-1895. The Patent Library in the state of Illinois library building in Springfield has a display on corsets and girdles this month.

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