Sunday, May 22, 2016

CBS Sunday Morning does design issue on May 22, 2016

Charles Osgood did the design issue of CBS Sunday Morning on May 22, 2016 from Newport, Rhode Island.

Martha Teichner did the cover story: Dressing down: The rise of athleisure. Lee Cowan did urban architecture.

In the "small wonders" section done by Susan Spencer, Q-tips were discussed. As Wikipedia notes:

The cotton swab is a tool invented in the 1920s by Leo Gerstenzang after he attached wads of cotton to toothpicks. His product, which he named "Baby Gays", went on to become the most widely sold brand name, "Q-tips", with the Q standing for "quality". The term "Q-tips" is often used as a genericized trademark for cotton swabs in the USA and Canada. The Q-tips brand is owned by Unilever and had over $200 million in sales in the US in 2014.[

Another invention in small wonders was the take-out box for Chinese food. Spencer noted: And, it's a uniquely American creation. It was patented in 1894 by Chicago inventor Frederick Weeks Wilcox.

Wikipedia notes two relevant patents to Wilcox:

US 426698, Wilcox, F W & W D Moshier, "Paper pail", published 19 Apr 1890

Paper Pail, 1894 Patent US529053 A, by Frederick Weeks Wilcox


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