Thursday, April 10, 2014

Safety Pin Day, In the News, and Enjoy

Safety Pin Day - Today is Safety Pin Day!

Walter Hunt had no problem creating new inventions: He invented a machine to spin flax. He invented a fire engine gong, a forest saw, and a stove that burned hard coal.

His inventions worked, but he just did not have the knack for making money from them.

One day in 1849 Walter Hunt wanted to pay a fifteen-dollar debt to a friend. So he decided to invent something new. From a piece of brass wire about eight inches long, coiled at the center and shielded at one end, he made the first safety pin.

He took out a patent on his invention, sold the rights to it for four hundred dollars, paid his friend back, and had three hundred eighty-five dollars to spare.

Then he watched his latest brainstorm go on to become a million-dollar money earner for someone else.

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    Enjoy - Relax and enjoy these images and videos!