Created 24 January, 2015  

George Edward Knibbs, Private - Inventor

George Edward Knibbs was born in Aston, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, the younger of two sons born to George Edward Knibbs and his wife Annie.

Improvement to Windscreen Wipers.
In 1987, George patented an improved compound windscreen wiper which provides for a pre-wipe removing debris and a wiping blade with improved wiping action. This wiper was more efficient than existing wipers as it could cope not only with rain-water, but also with debris, for example, mud and squashed insects. It proved to be especially successful on flat windscreens.

These wipers were fitted to military aircraft and HST locomotives.




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