Interesting facts about disposable things
• Interesting facts about disposable things
November 15, 1904 American King Camp Gillette patented the razor with replaceable blades. However, after more than a century since then, we can say with certainty that an enterprising inventor is not just thought up and unrolled razor, he opened a new consumer culture - when a thing is simply thrown after use and not intended for years.
We offer in our selection of interesting facts about the most useful from the world of disposable goods.
In fact, here it is - the very first one-time invention, more precisely still razor with disposable blade, but that would later inspire the followers of King Gillette's to create a variety of other disposable products, including a modern version of a disposable razor.
Another very useful tool for personal hygiene - paper handkerchiefs and napkins. You agree that their textile predecessors almost never occur today.
Paper handkerchiefs appeared in 1930 thanks to the company Kimberly-Clark (Kimberly-Clarc). In 1924, under the brand name Kleenex came wipes for removing makeup, in an advertising campaign which involved the most popular stars of theater and cinema. However, paper handkerchiefs instantly overshadowed all other manufacturer's products. In the first year sales of scarves, the company increased its turnover twice. Despite the fact that the handkerchiefs were positioned as a tool for women to use them all, which gave the company new opportunities for development. Began to appear scarves with different fragrances, children's sterile, color for men and women, and so on. Etc.
And of course, diapers, ie diapers - absolutely indispensable thing for every young mother. But the idea of a disposable diaper initially failed. Were the first waterproof baby pants that were worn on top of normal diaper, and popular. When it emerged from paper panties, consumers suddenly doubted: use a diaper once, and then throw it seemed impractical. It was only after 10 years of disposable products for kids interested in a large company, which has developed their production on an industrial scale.
A plastic utensils and plastic cups, without which it is impossible to imagine our modern life. There was a plastic utensils immediately after the invention Gillette: in 1908, an American doctor Alvin Davidson published a study on mortality among schoolchildren. One of its reasons he called the use of unhygienic public metal mugs. The campaign has affected the entire country, and has been patented "safe cup" in 1910 (safe cup) - a twisted piece of cardboard cone.
Soviet doctors worried over questions of washing hands before meals, rather than public health dishes: only some 30 years ago, everyone could drink soda from a street machine in a glass of "collective" use.
Pens, markers and other writing instrument. Most benefit from the reluctance of customers to use things for the second time failed to remove the stationery manufacturers. The main hero of the story was the Frenchman Marcel Bich, founder of the company Bic, which first released the pens with the same name in 1953, but only after three years selling pens for the day reached 1 million.
"Harmless pocket flint" - disposable lighters. In 1972, they began producing the company Bic, already having experience and considerable funds obtained from the manufacture of disposable pens.
Disposable syringes are indispensable in modern medicine. Their inventor was the New Zealander Colin Murdoch - pharmacist and veterinarian. The invention was to simplify and speed up the vaccination of animals. Issue of plastic disposable syringes in an industrial scale to settle in 1961.
There is even a one-off machines, for example - the camera, invented specifically for the convenience of travelers. Also gaining popularity wedding film cameras, the essence of which is as follows: wedding organizers do not have to worry about whether the guests bring their cameras or not. Cameras purchased in bulk, heard a guest, and after the wedding, the owners collect them and hand in developing and printing in the darkroom.
Condom - protects, preserves, and sometimes has additional features, as they say, "for every taste and color." But who invented it - is not known. And by the way, back in 1940-1950-ies condoms were reusable, they should be washed and stored in a small box. Disposable condoms were only with 60s. Nowadays, every year in the world is used by 10 to 15 billion. Condoms.
Perhaps the most recent invention is a one-off - contact lenses. they appeared in the mid-90's and immediately became extremely popular product as suitable for people with sensitive eyes as an alternative to "ugly" points previously available on the market, reusable lenses.