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In 1892, James Dewar, a Scottish born scientist, working at
Cambridge University, invented the vacuum-insulated flask,
a scientific vessel for storing liquefied gases. It was not a
household item fit for everyday use like carrying warm coffee.

In 1903, the German glass blower Reinhold Burger received
a German patent for an isolating vessel for everyday use. In
1904, Burger registered the trademark Thermos for his patent.

In 1906, the company Thermos GmbH was formed by Burger
with Albert Aschenbrenner and Gustav Robert Paalen. The
production of Thermos-branded bottles in the United States
was based on US patent 13,093 by Burger and Aschenbrenner.

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Sir James Dewar 
(20 September 1842 – 27 March 1923)

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Reinhold Burger (1866 – 1954) 

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Kool-Aid is a brand of flavored drink mix owned by Kraft Heinz based
Chicago, Illinois. The powder form was created by Edwin Perkins
in 1927 based upon a liquid concentrate called Fruit Smack.

There is an active scene of Kool-Aid collectors. A rare old Kool-Aid package can be traded for up to several hundred dollars on auction websites. (From Wikipedia)

The building in
Hastings, Nebraska
, where Kool-Aid was invented.

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Edwin Elijah Perkins
(January 8, 1889 – July 3, 1961)

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Canada Dry is a brand of soft drinks owned since 2008 by the
American company
Keurig Dr Pepper. For over 100 years,

Canada Dry has been known mainly for its ginger ale, though
the company also manufactures a number of other soft drinks
and mixers. Although Canada Dry originated in Canada, it is
now produced in many countries.


Annie Oakley is a Western television series that fictionalizes the life
of the famous
Annie Oakley. (Except for depicting the protagonist
as a phenomenal
sharpshooter of the period, the program entirely
ignores the facts of the historical Oakley’s life.) Featuring actress
Gail Davis in the title role, the weekly program ran from January
1954 to February 1957 in
syndication. A total of 81 black-and-white
episodes were produced, with each installment running 25 minutes
in length.
ABC aired daytime reruns of the series on Saturdays and
Sundays from 1959 to 1960 and then again from 1964 to 1965.
(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)


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Gail Davis (born Betty Jeanne Grayson)
(October 5, 1925 – March 15, 1997)

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Virginia Christine (Virginia Christine Ricketts)
(March 5, 1920 – July 24, 1996)

Stage, radio, film, television, and voice actress
Christine had along career as a character actress
in film and television, she is
best remembered
as “Mrs. Olson” (or the “Folger’s Coffee Woman”)
in a string of television commercials for the coffee
company during the 1960’s and ‘70s.
  She died at
her Brentwood home of cardiovascular disease.

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Canned beer made its debut on January 24, 1935. In partnership
with the American Can Company, the Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company delivered 2,000 cans of Krueger’s Finest Beer and
Krueger’s Cream Ale to faithful Krueger drinkers in Richmond,
Virginia. Ninety-one percent of the drinkers approved of the
canned beer, driving Krueger to give the green light to further production.


The purchase of cans, unlike bottles, did not require the consumer
to pay a deposit. Cans were also easier to stack, more durable
and took less time to chill. As a result, their popularity continued
to grow throughout the 1930s, and then exploded during
War II
, when U.S. brewers shipped millions of cans of beer to
soldiers overseas.



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