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1975: Dryer Sheets

Wang, Linda. “Dryer Sheets.” Chemical and Engineering News. American Chemical Society, 14 Apr. 2008. Web. 7 May 2013. Dryer sheets are typically made of unwoven polyester sheets coated in softening agents. Advertisements

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Crown Cap: 1892

Paixter, William. “Bottle-Sealing Device.” Patent 468226. 2 February 1892. Also known as “Crown Cork.”

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1903: Asphalt Shingle

“Roofing For Historic Builing; Asphalt Shingles.” NPS.gov. National Parks Service. Web. 11 Oct. 2012. <http://www.nps.gov/history/hps/TPS/roofingexhibit/asphalt.htm&gt;.

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1938: Green Army Men/Toy Soldier

Townsend, Allie. “All-TIME 100 Greatest Toys.” Time. Time, 16 Feb. 2011. Web. 08 Oct. 2012. <http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2049243_2048649_2049009,00.html&gt;.

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1968: Guide Ring for Fishing Rod

Nelson, Forest W. “Guide Ring for a Fishing Rod.” Patent 3402500. 24 September 1968.

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1939: O-Ring

Christensen, Niels A. “Packing.” Patent US2180795. 21 November 1939.

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1924: Nehi Bottle Cap

RC Cola International. “Royal Crown Cola History.” RC Cola International. Web. 2010. <http://www.rccolainternational.com/about_royal_crown_history.aspx&gt;

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