Tag Archives: early 20th century

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;. Advertisements

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1932: Glass “Cat’s Eye” Marble

Peltier, Selles H. “Device for Making Vitreous Like Objects.” Patent: 1865787.  5 July 1932. A manufacture date could not be found specifically for “cat’s eye marble.” Peltier Glass Company is generally accepted as the first manufacturers of the earliest cat’s … Continue reading

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1917: Cinder-Block

Straub, Francis J. “Building-block and Method of Making the Same.” Patent: 1212840. 16 Jan. 1917.

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1930: Bathroom/Sanitary Ware

Rubin, Susan G. Toilets, Toasters, and Telephones: The How and Why of Everyday Objects. New York: Scholastic, 1999. 9-10. Print. Porcelain with an opaque glaze.

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1992: Tinker Toy

Ament, Phil. “Tinkertoy History – Invention of Tinkertoy Construction Sets.” The Great Idea Finder – Celebrating the Spirit of Innovation. Mar. 2005. Web. 30 Mar. 2011. <http://www.ideafinder.com/history/inventions/tinkertoy.htm&gt;.

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1932: Kleenex Pocket Pack of Tissues (wrapper)

Bellis, Mary. “Kleenex – History of Kleenex Tissue.” Inventors. Web. 30 Mar. 2011. <http://inventors.about.com/od/kstartinventions/a/Kleenex.htm&gt;.

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