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The Woman Who Made a Device to Help Disabled Veterans Feed Themselves — and Gave It Away for Free



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The Woman Who Made a Device to Help Disabled Veterans Feed Themselves-and Gave It Away for Free

smithsonian.com In 1952, Bessie Blount boarded a plane from New York to France to give away her life’s work. The 38-year-old inventor planned to hand over to the French military, free of charge, an extraordinary technology that would change lives for disabled veterans of the Second World War: an automatic feeding device.

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