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Innovation

23 May

We had boxes of these in my house growing up.

Do you know what it is?

ToothpasteRoller

It’s a toothpaste tube roller. My Great Uncle Albert made them—hundreds of them actually. He invented them.

I remember going to Uncle Charlie’s inventors’ shop once when I was little. My eyes were just high enough to peer down the sawdust-covered countertops. Everything smelled of old wood and agitated metal. Scattered among the machines and tools were remnants of fishing reels he’d invented as well, at various stages on their journey to creation.

Workshop

Back then, I thought Charlie was the only real inventor I knew. Now I find myself surrounded by inventors. Continue reading