June 4, 1935

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1935 “Invisible” glass was finally patented by Gerald Brown and Edward Pollard. They lost the first six samples they were going to take to the Patent Office and would have lost the seventh, if Mr. Brown’s out-of-work brother-in-law, Thomas, had not recommended that they put a dab of paint on the sample to keep from losing it. Because he never let them forget how he saved their patent, Edward and Gerald stopped referring to Thomas as “Old Shiftless” to “That Smart-Arse”. Thomas was very pleased with the nickname upgrade.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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