Cats Eyes Road Inventor
Percy Shaw the Yorkshire inventor of the Cats Eye.
Cats eyes road inventor. After many attempts at the design he applied for a patent in 1934. The inventor of cats eyes was Percy Shaw of Boothtown Halifax West Yorkshire. A clever little feature of cats eyes is a fixed rubber wiper that cleans the surface of the reflectors every time the rubber casing dips down.
Cats Eyes In The Future. Glenda Shaw Glenda Shaw shared the story of Percy Shaw inventor of the reflecting road studs we call Cats Eyes with Hebden Bridge Local History Society and showed how he became a Yorkshire icon. He patented the reflective road stud or cats eye in 1934 and set up a company to manufacture his invention in 1935.
The name cats eye comes from Shaws inspiration for the device. Get premium high resolution news photos at Getty Images. The World of Whicker - The Cats Eyes Man.
The Cats Eye was invented in 1934 by Yorkshireman Percy Shaw and has no doubt saved thousands of lives on the roads over the years. Never heard of them. Photos in the public domain.
British inventor Percy shaw created many gadgets but he is most widely recognized for his contribution to road safety. On a foggy Yorkshire night 85 years ago the shine of a cats eyes was his Eureka moment Percy Shaw inventor of the cats eye road safety device outside his factory in Boothtown Halifax. Percy Shaw inventor of the cats eyes road safety device outside his factory in Boothtown Halifax.
Realising that driving at night was becoming a more common occurrence the inventor in Shaw decided that something needed to be done to make the roads safer at night. Creepy Cat Eyes Inspire Road Markers And Other Unexpectedly Interesting Inventions Two kinds of cats eyes. The reflective road stud or cats eyes was invented in 1933 by Percy Shaw.
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