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Patterns and Power: The Female Edison

Patterns and Power: The Female Edison

by Lindsay Price

In the 19th century, the patterns of life were often rigid and unchanging. How did a 12 year old girl, with little education and no experience with mechanical engineering invent a safety part for a power loom? How did she not only get mill management to listen to her idea, but implement it?

That’s exactly what Margaret E. Knight did. She created 89 inventions and was issued over 20 patents over the course of her life.

Based on the true story of this inventor, the play asks the question: how did she break the pattern?

An excellent class project.

Drama

Recommended for High Schools and Middle Schools

About 30 minutes
Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks
19 Characters
2 W | 17 Any Gender
Simple set
37 pages

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