Mary Phelps Jacob is credited as the inventor of the modern brassiere. She received a patent in 1914 for her design, which began in 1913 with a prototype made from silk handkerchiefs and pink ribbon. More »

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Mary Phelps Jacob, a New York socialite, received a patent for the "Backless Brassiere", the precursor to the modern bra, on Nov. 3, 1914. She created it using two handkerchiefs and a ribbon after buying a sheer evening ... More »

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The first bra was invented in 1889. A tremendous amount of misinformation exists about who created the brassiere. Most reputable historians and experts point to Herminie Cadolle, a 19th century feminist. More »

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The first patented bra was invented in 1913 by New York socialite Mary Phelps Jacob. She called it a "brassiere," named after the French word for upper arm. More »

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The first bra was invented in 1889. A tremendous amount of misinformation exists about who created the brassiere. Most reputable historians and experts point to Herminie Cadolle, a 19th century feminist. More »

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Martin Ohm is considered to be the golden ratio inventor, according to MathWorld, as he first used the term "golden section" in 1835. The golden ratio is a value such that x / 1 = 1 / (1 - x). More »

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Heinrich Goebel, a German inventor and mechanic, patented three inventions, including a sewing machine hemmer improvement, a Geissler system of vacuum pumps improvement and an electric incandescent lamp. The lamp patent ... More »

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