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Techology in the 50's


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Techology in the 50's

  1. 2. A is for “AA” alkaline batteries These were first produced by Eveready in 1956.
  2. 3. B is for Barcode <ul><li>This was introduced by Joseph Woodland and Bernard Silver. They used patent number 2,612,994 in 1952. </li></ul>
  3. 4. C is for Cheverolet <ul><li>Chevy was popular in the 50’s. One of the most popular names was Bel Air. Another was Thunderbird. </li></ul>
  4. 5. D is for Double Helix The idea of the double helix DNA strand was first published by James D. Watson and Francis Crick in 1953.
  5. 6. F is for Fender <ul><li>Leo Fender first introduced the Broadcaster and Esquire models in 1950. </li></ul><ul><li>These were the </li></ul><ul><li>first solid body </li></ul><ul><li>guitars to be mass </li></ul><ul><li>produced. </li></ul>
  6. 7. G is for General Electric <ul><li>In 1954, General Electric began to sell colored household appliances. It was an instant hit. Here was a new way to bring a splash of color into </li></ul><ul><li>your home. </li></ul>
  7. 8. H is for Home Microwave <ul><li>These new microwave ovens first sold for $1300 by Tappan. They hit the shelves in 1955. </li></ul>
  8. 9. K is for Kidney Transplant <ul><li>The first successful transplant took place in 1954 at Harvard. Their patient went on to live seven more years. </li></ul>
  9. 10. L is for Lazybones Lazybones: the first ever remote control. This remote was connected to the television set by a cord and was first introduced in 195o
  10. 11. M is for Mr. Potato Head <ul><li>Mr. Potato Head first made his debut in 1952. He became a popular children's toy. </li></ul>
  11. 12. N is for Nonstick Pans <ul><li>This was huge for the housewives of America. No longer did they have to grease their pans before cooking and scrub them after. Nonstick pans were invented in 1954. </li></ul>
  12. 13. O is for Out! <ul><li>Mistake-out. Also called liquid paper, this was invented by typist Bette Nesmith Graham. She was a typist in 1956 who decided that, instead of retyping an entire document, it was easier </li></ul><ul><li>to patch the mistake with </li></ul><ul><li>white paint. </li></ul>
  13. 14. P is for Protector <ul><li>Scotch Guard Protector, that is. Thru the combined efforts of Sherman and Smith, Scotch Guard became available in 1956. </li></ul>
  14. 15. R is for RCA <ul><li>RCA was the company that came up with the first musical synthesizer in 1953. </li></ul>
  15. 16. S is for Superglue… <ul><li>First seen in 1951, superglue was discoved first in 1942, then again by Harry Coover and Fred Joyner. They appropriatly named it super glue because it stuck to everything. </li></ul>
  16. 17. … and for Ski-Doo <ul><li>Joseph-Armand Bombardier originally patened it as ‘Ski-Dog.’ However, due to a typing error, the patent came back as ‘Ski-Doo’, which he decided to keep. This took place in 1959. Hence, the snowmobile. </li></ul>From then… …to now
  17. 18. T is for TV in Color <ul><li>The first color broadcasting began in 1953. This new way of seeing things on the TV was developed by </li></ul><ul><li>J.L. Beard. </li></ul>
  18. 19. V is for VTR <ul><li>A VTR is a Video Tape Recorder. It was invented in 1951 by Charles Ginsberg. </li></ul>
  19. 20. V is also for Velcro <ul><li>Patented by George de Mestral. He invented it in 1957 in Switzerland. </li></ul>
  20. 21. W is for White Rose <ul><li>White Rose Redi-Tea was the world’s first ever powdered instant iced-tea. This refeshing, and now simplified, beverage was introduced in 1953 </li></ul>