Kiwanis Club of San Marcos

24.....Inventions.....6/13/16

 
 
   ...........In 1894, Lord Kelvin predicted that radio had no future, he also predicted that heavier-than-air flying machines were impossible.
..............The word 'sneaker' was coined by Henry McKinny, an advertising agent for N.W. Ayer & Son.
..............Charles McIntosh invented the waterproof coat, the Mackintosh, in 1823,
..............The paperclip was invented by Norwegian, Johann Vaaler.
..............Joseph Niepce developed the world's first photographic image in 1827,
..............The first neon sign was made in 1923 for a Packard dealership.
..............The first vending machine was invented by Hero of Alexandria in the first century.  When a coin was dropped into a slot, its weight would pull a cork out of a spigot and the machine would dispense a trickle of holy water.
................The can opener was invented 48 years after cans were introduced.
................The hair perm was invented in 1906 by Karl Ludwig Nessler of Germany.
................The Monopoly game was invented by Charles Darrow in 1933.  He sold the rights to George Parker in 1935, then aged 58.  Parker invented more than 100 games, including Pit, Rook, Flinch, Risk and Clue.