Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Tuesday Triumph: Wire Twister

Continuing our Tuesday Triumph series I have another new old invention to share. Each Tuesday… at least for a while… I’d like to present an invention from the early 1900’s that I have pulled from old World’s Advance magazines. This was the publication that bought out and is now Popular Science. Inventions remind us to stay clever and innovative. These inventions were becoming popular alongside many events that still affect us today. Put yourself back to the time of World War I, and the sinking of the Titanic. Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity was published, and the first pop-up bread toaster was invented. It was a time before zippers and right at the start of the movie industry. I think the innovative creativity can still inspire us today, so please enjoy this Tuesday’s Triumph: Wire Twister as published by the New York Modern Pub. Co. in Vol. 30  of the World’s Advance (1915).

Wire Twister wire twister invention

“A New York inventor has secured patent rights on A simple attachment that may be used in connection with the ordinary brace for twisting wires, as shown in the sketch. The attachment consists of two jaws that firmly hold the ends of the wire. By turning the brace the wires are twisted more rapidly and firmly than would be possible by the use of pliers.”

 

Ok- I think the Chinese borrowed this invention to use on all of the toys I get for the kids for Christmas. There has to be a machine tying those twisties becuase it's like getting into Fort Knox!

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