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Technology of 1950

 

papermate pen 1950


Though the patent was made in 1943 by the Biro Brothers in Argentina under the name of Eversharp, it was Paper Mate who in 1950 brought the leak free ball point pen to popular culture. The history of the pen


diners club card 1950


The Diner's Club issues its 1st credit cards


sugar pops 1950 cheese singles 1950


Kellogg's gives us Sugar Pops in that foily paper inside the box and KRAFT individually wrapped packaged cheese slices

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Toys of 1950 lionel trains 1950


The big O-gauge with 3 rail track and by dropping small tablets into the locomotive's smokestack, smoke! Post war Lionel Company was one of the biggest toy companies in the world. Though it outsold American Flyer 2 to 1 by 1956 the company was in trouble with the consumers more interested in the smaller HO gauge and cars. Lionel Company at wiki

 

 

Invented by General Electric scientist James Wright during the war it was not until 1950 that Peter Hodgson has the silly idea to put the bouncing putty into plastic eggs and sell them for $1. He sold a quarter of a million in a matter of months under the name Silly Putty. The Silly Putty Story



  

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