Showing posts with label Patents. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Patents. Show all posts

Sticker Day- January 13

Sticker Day is a day to celebrate in honor of all types of stickers wherever they are. Stickers for decoration, stickers that are used as labels to mark prices, stickers to mark property, barcodes, stickers (stickers) and more.

It seems obvious to us that there are stickers that can be used for a lot of things, but what was before the stickers were invented?
The idea of ​​labeling the product came from European merchants in the 1980s. In order to promote their goods they would stick paper labels on their wares with the help of chewing gum.
Even before the merchants, an older sticker emerged - the stamp for sending letters. The first official postage stamp in the world was the "Black Penny", a stamp issued by the United Kingdom on 1 May 1840. The purpose of the stamps was to indicate that the delivery for the letters was paid for by the sender, because until then the letter delivery method was cumbersome and inefficient. The payment for the shipment applies to the recipient of the letter who did not always agree to pay and tracking the payment was very difficult.
The sticker day falls on January 13 each year in memory of R. Stanton Avery, who was born that day in 1907. Avery was an American from Oklahoma City who invented the self-adhesive labels (modern stickers). He took out a $ 100 loan and built a machine that created the pressure-sensitive stickers, the world's first patent for adhesive paper. In 1953 he founded the company now known as Avery Dennison Corporation.

Since then the stickers have become more and more popular, and more and more uses have been found for them.
From childhood, stickers are used in kindergarten to teach children to catch up and develop fine motor skills. Kids love to collect colorful and decorated stickers and swap with each other. At school, stickers are affixed to notebooks and books and bags of sandwiches with the student's name. In supermarkets stick stickers with prices on products. There are stickers that stick to vehicles with political and other messages on them. Stickers have endless uses and when you think about it - this is a really ingenious and important invention.
 You can find thousands of stickers in Amazon

January 13th is also Skeptics Day and Rubber Duck Day

Anniversary of dishwasher patent - December 28th

On December 28, 1886, the patent of the first prototype of the dishwasher was registered.
The dishwasher was invented by Josephine Cochrane, a wealthy American socialite, who was upset that her servants were constantly breaking the family's expensive china during the wash.
Before Cochrane's dishwasher, there were two dishwashers invented by men, but they were very unsuccessful and in practice failed to clean the dishes at all. That's why Cochrane said, "If no one else is going to invent a dishwasher, I'll do it myself!"

The dishwasher she invented was operated manually, and consisted of a copper meter inside which a wheel that turned with the help of an electric motor. An iron mesh was mounted on the wheel, with space for plates, cups and cutlery. As the wheel turned, hot water was sprayed on the dishes with soap from above, and then only hot water.
Cochrane unveiled her dishwasher at the World Fair in 1893 and sold it to friends, hotels and restaurants, but housewives showed no enthusiasm for her invention and she failed to take off. Cochrane eventually sold her company to Hobart, one of the inventors of the popular "Kitchen Aid" brand. It was not until the 1950s that dishwashers began to be sold in the United States and by the 1970s they had already become standard in American households.
Josephine Cochrane died of a stroke or exhaustion in Chicago, Illinois, on August 14, 1913, and was buried in Glenwood Cemetery in Shleville, Illinois when she was 72. In 2006 she was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

In the photo: a stamp issued in Romania in 2013 with the character of Josephine Cochrane,
the inventor of the dishwasher

December 28 is also Card Games Day

International Safety Pin Day - April 10

Legend has it that in 1849, Walter Hunt, a car mechanic from New York, invented the safety pin to make money in order to repay his friend a $ 15 debt. On April 10 of that year he registered it as a patent, and since then we have enjoyed his simple but practical invention.
The truth is that it was not entirely his invention. As early as the 14th century BC, there was a similar accessory in Mycenaean Greece called Fibula, but how were he and the people in the patent office supposed to know that? Did they have a Wikipedia then?
In honor of the safety pin day, maybe you too will invent something simple but ingenious?

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