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US Inventions of the 1890s - If You Can Believe!
Scientists & Inventors
"I was surpised that some of these were invented so long ago. See if you can answer what the invention was or select the inventor's name or occupation. Have FUN!"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
A breakfast food made of finely cut grain was invented by Henry Perky of Watertown, New York, sometime between 1890 and 1893, depending upon which reference source you read. What was it?
Also in 1890, Francis Robbins Upton and Fernando J. Dibble co-invented something which every structure should have at least one. What was it?
In 1891 George Washington Gale Ferris invented the Ferris Wheel. What was his "day job"?
Wagon wheel maker
Also, in 1891, a mechanical engineer, Whitcomb L. Judson, invented something we would find it hard living without. What was it?
Hook and eye
In 1893 the earliest patent for a specialized kind of scissors was given to Louise Austin of Whatcom, Washington. What kind of scissors were they?
In 1894, Dr. William Stewart Halsted invented the medical glove. At that time he was Surgeon-in-Chief of what famed institution, even by today's standards?
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Ballard General Hospital
St. Josephs's Sisters of Mercy Hospital
Fox Chase Cancer Center
A sport, originally known as "Mintonnette" was invented in 1895 by William G. Morgan. What is it called now?
A soft confection, often seen at county fairs, was co-invented by William Morrison and John C. Wharton in 1897. Can you tell me what this is, after you lick your fingers clean?
Chocolate-covered vanilla cream squares
Sun and moon pies
In 1898 a musical instrument known as the Sousaphone was invented. Who was the inventor?
Thomas Alva. Edison
Henry E. Steinway
Charles Gerard Conn
Again in 1898, Edwin G. Seibels invented a device that revolutionized offices and archives. What was it, please?
Wall mounted pigeon-holes
Vertical filing cabinet
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