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A tool to push weak old people up stairs

Patented by Allain Eustis in 1895.

From Futility Closet.

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Sure, the pizza box seems obvious now

In the traditional story of the pizza box, Tom Monaghan’s pizza empire, Domino’s, developed the corrugated box in the early 1960s, marking a major advance in pizza technology. These wonder boxes could be stacked. They had vents. All around, the flatpacked, foldable corrugated pizza box was one of those small inventions that seem almost inevitable after someone comes up with it.

What’s fascinating is that many, many people were trying.

A short history of the pizza box by Alexis Madrigal, via The Dish.

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