Statistics Saturday: Some Things Named For Their Inventors

Thing Invented By
Leotards Jules Léotard
Saxophone Adolphe Sax
Telephones Phil Telephone
Hope Bob Hope
Sewing Machines Prudence Machine
Hats Hat S Léotard (no relation)
Blue Annabelle Blue
Spreadsheets Herman Spreadsheet
Justice Flora Justice
Tigers Daniel Striped Tiger
Catherine Wheels Wheel of Alexandria
Soup John Philip Soupsa

Reference: The Forgotten Network: DuMont and the Birth of American Television, David Weinstein.


Author: Joseph Nebus

I was born 198 years to the day after Johnny Appleseed. The differences between us do not end there. He/him.

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