|Emily Goss Davenport|
|Known for||inventing the electric motor|
Throughout the process of invention, Emily kept detailed notes and actively contributed to the process. Needing to insulate the motor's iron core, Davenport cut her wedding dress into strips of silk to insulate the wire windings. She is also credited with the idea of using mercury as a conductor, enabling the motor to function for the first time.
- Wicks, Frank (July 1999). "The Blacksmith's Motor". Mechanical Engineering. American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Archived from the original on 2007-02-05.
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