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1920’S Inventions

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1920’S Inventions

  1. 1. Inventions Of The 1920’s By Megan Deetscreek and Sarah Dubin
  2. 2. Band-Aid (1920) <ul><li>Invented by Earle Dickson </li></ul><ul><li>Dickson’s inspiration: To help his accident-prone wife </li></ul><ul><li>Invention: A piece of tape with a small slice of gauze in the middle. </li></ul><ul><li>Company that mass produced his product: “Johnson and Johnson” </li></ul><ul><li>Dickinson Original Job: Employed in a company that made gauze and tape (“Johnson and Johnson”) </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Traffic Light 1920 <ul><li>Invented by William Potts from Detroit Michigan </li></ul><ul><li>Invention: The worlds first 4-way, 3 color traffic light composed of red, amber and green lights and thirty-seven dollars worth of wire </li></ul><ul><li>Potts’ Original Job: Police Officer </li></ul><ul><li>Where the light was located: The corner of Woodward and Michigan Avenues in Detroit </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Invented by Alexandre F. Godefoy </li></ul><ul><li>The first true hair dryer came on the market in 1920 </li></ul><ul><li>Interesting fact: The first hair dryer was a vacuum cleaner, women connected a hose to the exhaust of their vacuum. </li></ul><ul><li>The faults of the original hair dryer: </li></ul><ul><li>1. Extremely large </li></ul><ul><li>2. Heavy </li></ul><ul><li>3. Frequently over heated </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Automobile (1920) <ul><li>First Model: Ford Model T </li></ul><ul><li>Powered: newly powered by gas power </li></ul><ul><li>Affects on people: Created more jobs, better transportation, and cultural changes. </li></ul><ul><li>Henry Ford later founded the Ford Company </li></ul>
  6. 6. L i e D e t e c t o r 1 9 2 1 <ul><li>Invented by John Larson </li></ul><ul><li>Used in police interrogation and investigation </li></ul><ul><li>How it works: records several different body responses </li></ul><ul><li>Description: a series of different sensors are attached to the body, and as the polygraph measures changes in breathing, blood pressure, pulse, and perspiration. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Water Skiing 1922 <ul><li>Inveted by Ralph Samuelson of Minnesota </li></ul><ul><li>Porposed the idea that if it was possible to ski on snow than it was possible to ski on water. </li></ul><ul><li>First attempted: on Lake Pepin in Lake City, Minnesota. </li></ul><ul><li>Discovery: Leaning backwards with ski tips up leads to successful water skiing. </li></ul><ul><li>First water ski jump: July 8 th using a greased 4' x 16' ramp. </li></ul><ul><li>First patented in 1925 by Fred Walter </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Invented by Leo Gerstenzang </li></ul><ul><li>Invention: a piece of cotton wrapped around a toothpick. Later the toothpick was replaced with white card board. </li></ul><ul><li>Original name: “Baby Gays” </li></ul><ul><li>Inspiration: His wife who used the make shift Q-tips to clean their baby’s ears. </li></ul><ul><li>Original Job: started the “Infant Novelty Company” </li></ul>Q-tips (1923)
  9. 9. Frozen food (1923) <ul><li>Invented by Clarence Birdseye </li></ul><ul><li>Invention: Packaged food into waxed cardboard boxes. Involved a $7 electric fan, buckets of brine, and cakes of ice, that resulted in flash-freezing </li></ul><ul><li>Preserved goods: froze vegetables, fruits, seafood, and meat. </li></ul><ul><li>Original Job: a fur trader </li></ul>
  10. 10. The Dial Telephone <ul><li>First appeared in Toronto in 1924 </li></ul><ul><li>The Handset with mouth piece and earphone came into use in 1927 </li></ul><ul><li>By 1929 the phone became widely used </li></ul><ul><li>Range: across town, across canada or across the sea on a “Pay when billed”basis. </li></ul>
  11. 11. The Loud Speaker (1924) <ul><li>Invented by: Chester W. Rice and Edward Washburn Kellogg </li></ul><ul><li>Sold to consumers under the name of “Radiola” in 1926 </li></ul><ul><li>Superior to anything previously invented by lowering sound distortion, and improving audio quality </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Invented by: Edwin Perkins of Omaha Nebraska </li></ul><ul><li>Invention: Kool- Aid, originally named “Fruit smack”, then later named “Kool –Ade” Until the present name was released. </li></ul><ul><li>Original Flavors: Cherry, Lemon-Lime, Grape, Orange, Root Beer, Strawberry, and Raspberry. </li></ul><ul><li>The product was originally a liquid substance (syrup) however the costly product was very breakable, leading to the invention of flavored powder ( add water to) </li></ul><ul><li>Perkins Original Job: A Chemist who owned the company “Perkins Product Company” a business that sold perfumes and calling cards. </li></ul>
  13. 13. P e z C a n d y <ul><li>Invented in 1927 in Vienna, Austria </li></ul><ul><li>Edward Haas III was a candy man that invented Pez candy </li></ul><ul><li>The name Pez came from the german word, phefferminz, which means peppermint </li></ul><ul><li>At first, it was a breath mint for adults, as an alternative for smoking </li></ul><ul><li>Not until the 1940’s Pez became fruity flavors </li></ul>
  14. 14. D u b b l e B u b b l e B u b b l e g u m ( 1928 ) <ul><li>Invented by Walter E. Diemer </li></ul><ul><li>Inspiration: playing around with new gum recipes. </li></ul><ul><li>Differences from Normal Gum: Double Bubble Gum was less sticky and more stretchy </li></ul><ul><li>What was the price? I penny per piece. </li></ul><ul><li>Why was Double Bubble Gum Pink? </li></ul><ul><li>1. pink was the food coloring available. </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>The End </li></ul>

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