SATURDAY, ,MAY 14, 2022
THE UNSUNG INVENTOR!
When it comes to inventors the names
Edison and Bell come to most people's
minds. But I'll wager few of you ever heard
of Bob Chesebrough! Bob was a chemist who
clarified kerosene from the oil of Sperm
Whales. When he heard that oil had been
discovered Titusville, Pennsylvania he
wondered if any other products might be
created from this new fuel. That's when
he heard about "rod wax," a residue that
had to be cleaned periodically from the oil
rig pumps. He decided to check it out and
quickly learned that some of the workers
used the residue to heal cuts and burns.
Bob took samples of the rod wax back to
the laboratory and got a patent on his new
product which he called Vaseline! You may
have some around your house...just in case!
Hope you do, and that all your NEWS is