Fact No. 215. (Published on 8/19/2005)


What are the two things that you can find in just about every glass artist's studio?

Glass and BAND-AIDs.

So, today's GlassFact honors the lowly BAND-AID® -- capitalism's answer to languid clotting.

BAND-AIDs were invented in 1920 by Earle Dickson. The first version was three inches wide and eighteen inches long. No doubt they were intended for very clumsy artists working on really big stained glass windows.

Johnson & Johnson was selling sterile BAND-AIDs only four years later -- but it took another 16 years to add that cool little red string you use to open the wrapper.

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