Friday, August 22, 2014
Did you know: The history of Liquid Soap and Spray Cans
Two ordinary items found in many or most American households both trace their creation by residents to this date in August. In 1865, the first liquid soap was patented by . His formula flowed from mixing a pound of regular soap with 100 pounds of ammonia solution, then dissolving it in water to the consistency of molasses. And in 1939, received a patent for an "apparatus for mixing a liquid with a gas" — a spray can for whipped cream. Of course, aerosols didn't stop with whipped cream. Today in the U.S., soap and detergent manufacturing is a nearly a year business, while metal can manufacturers make over in annual sales. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.