Spray Can Anniversary | Hey, 2011 is the year of the aerosol spray can! Back in 1926, the Norwegian professional chemical engineer and inventor Erik Rotheim submitted the patent application for the first spray cans in Norway and smoothed for that reason the way for the cans we know today!
Wikipedia knows more:
Prior to the issuance of the patent Rotheim had negotiated an agreement with Alf Bjercke’s paint factory in 1928, but commercial success was initially limited. The patent was sold to a US company for NOK 100,000. Commercial exploitation of the patent was not significant until it was introduced in the United States in the 1940s. After Rotheim’s death the technology made a significant advance with its incorporation into the airbrush.
Why haven’t I heard something about that until yet? Why is nobody partying? An why isn’t there any big promotion event by the big aerosol spray can producers? Come on people, make some noise and spread the word!
Info via urbanshit.de.