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Tupperware
Earl Tupper was born in Berlin in 1907. His father, Earnest Leslie Tupper, managed a family farm, and his mother, Lulu Clark Tupper, ran a boarding home to earn extra income, according to tupperwarecollection.com. When he was just 10, Tupper discovered that selling the family’s farm produce was more lucrative when he went door-to-door, which would become key in Tupperware marketing years later.
After attending college and a failed attempt at a landscape business (during the Great Depression), he got a job with the DuPont Chemical Company, where he began designing lightweight, non-breakable containers, cups, bowls, even gas masks used in World War II. He founded the Tupperware Plastics Company, based in Massachusetts. in 1938, and the first Tupperware products were introduced in 1946. The “Tupperized” kitchen — well-organized, neat and full of containers that kept food fresh longer — was born and grew due to word of mouth, with the first Tupperware Home Party being held in 1948. Tupperware products were considered more attractive than traditional glass and crockery and were lighter and less likely to break. 
Today, a Tupperware Brands party “happens every 1.4 seconds,” Global Communications and Public Relations Manager Kimberly Price said in an email, with products that extend to cookware, kitchen prep, on-the-go and microwave products. 




Apple appeal
Former NH governor invented the apple parer

10/09/14
By Hippo Staff news@hippopress.com



Don’t like apple skins but can’t be bothered to peel the fruit by hand? Thanks to a former New Hampshire governor, you don’t have to. 

The apple parer, a mechanical device that peeled apples quicker and easier than using a knife, was invented by David Harvey Goodell, New Hampshire’s governor from 1889 to 1891.  
Goodell was born in Hillsboro in 1834 and moved to a farm in Antrim  in 1841. While he was the agent of the Antrim Shovel Co. he invented the “lightning apple parer,”  according to Biographical Directory of Governors of the United States 1789-1978. It was patented in 1863 and a few thousand machines were sold through a New York distributor before Goodell went on the road and sold the product himself. According to the Historical Society of Cheshire County, the product was so successful he sold 24,000 in three weeks. 
An advertisement in an 1875 edition of American Agriculturalist claimed  the machine “drops pairings clear of machine, does better work than any other machine, does double the work, loosens the parer in the neatest arrangement yet, and is practically the best parer offered.” 
Those are tall claims, but they may have been accurate. The apple parer was still in production by the Goodell Company in the late 1970s, according to the Historical Society of Cheshire County. 
 
As seen in the October 9, 2014 issue of the Hippo.





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