List of Shaker inventions

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This article contains a list of inventions by the Shakers, officially known as the United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearance. Founded in the 18th century, the Shakers, a celibate sect who lived a communal lifestyle, were known for their many innovative creations in varied fields including agriculture, furniture, housework, and medicine.


Food and agriculture[edit]

Shaker tilting chair


Medicine and healthcare[edit]

Tools and appliances[edit]


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