Gladstone Adams

Died aged c. 86

Captain Gladstone Adams (16 May 1880–26 July 1966) was a former chairman of Whitley Bay Urban District Council, but most notable for his invention of the windscreen wiper (known in the United States as the windshield wiper).

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Commemorated on 1 plaque

Photo of Gladstone Adams black plaque
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Gladstone Adams 1880-1966. Inventor and Photographer. Invented the car windscreen wiper in 1911. He was born 16 May 1880 at 4 St Anne's Row, close to the Ouseburn Mission which occupied this building from 1869.

Ouseburn Mission, City Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom where they was born near (1880)