The first patent for aluminium foil was granted in 1889 for this indispensable kitchen item.

In 1896, African inventor Henry A. Jackson got a patent for the kitchen table. But its history goes much further back.

In 1833 Barthelemy Thimonnier was the originator of the concept of making sewing garrments a lot easier by using this machine

In the 19th century, a former slave named Sarah Boone was the fist person to create a device to help with ironing the wrinkles out of clothes.

In 1896, African inventor Henry A. Jackson got a patent for the kitchen table. But its history goes much further back.

How people used outhouses before they were eventually incorporated into the home

The earliest known device of the overhead projector was the episcope which came out in the early 1900s. Several lenses would be used to place the image on a screen. However it was difficult to setup and usage was limited.

The very first sheet of plastic ever used for wrapping was called cellophane. Invented by Jacques Brandenberger, a Swiss chemist, in 1911, it was never originally designed to keep food fresh.

There are two different accounts of how heated water was used for bathing. They can both be traced back to the Ruud Manufacturing company  in the mid 19th century.

The word shampoo derives from the Indian word for massaging your hair in a vapour bath with hair oil

The architect William Le Baron Jenney is credited with being the creator of the  American skyscraper. His original ten-storey building was the very first skyscraper in the world.

American inventor Francis Robbins Upton created the first fire alarm in 1890. He was a colleague of the great inventor Thomas Edison.

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