The Treadmill Was Only Patented in 1985?

Today, people patent esoteric things like 1 click checkouts and user interfaces, but it wasn’t that long ago that many items you use every day were patented.


Inventor Tackles Shell Separating

Roanoker Tony Fisher has created a better way to sort out the different sized shells with his newly patented automated shell separator.


Today in Entrepreneurial History: October 9

While sitting in his younger brother Albert’s fountain parlor, the Varsity Sweet Shop in San Francisco, Friedman observed his young daughter Judith at the counter, struggling to drink out of a straight straw.

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