1…Barbie Doll

Barbie Doll

Barbie Doll

A number of toy buyers wouldn’t touch the barbie doll when she made her debut in 1959.

Reason-she was too adult. The creator of the barbie doll Ruth Handler said that stores would not order the doll because they felt the consumers would not buy a doll with breasts.

The rest is history.

2…Correction Fluid

whiteout markers-correction fluid

whiteout markers-correction fluid

The brainchild of its creation was Bette Nesmith Graham. Mother of former Monkee band member Michael NesmithThis correction fluid was first offered to IBM in 1956 under the marketing name of ‘Mistake Out’ but they rejected it out of hand.

After that, the product was renamed  ‘Liquid Paper’ and a cottage industry was established.

The kitchen was used as the laboratory and the garage as the bottling plant area.

By the end of 1957 she was selling over 100 bottles of this product ‘Liquid Paper ‘per month

Again the rest is history.

3…Fold-up Bicycle

Fold up push bike

Fold up push bike

Alex Moulton of Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire England designed the revolutionary pushbike that folds in 1958. It was offered to Raleigh the following year.It was promptly rejected by them.They felt the buying public would not take kindly to such a radical new invention. Moulton moved ahead anyway himself with his product and in 1965 sales had reached 70,000.Two years later in 1967 Raleigh had admitted their error in judgement and paid out Moulton fot the rights for the product.

4…Hovercraft

Land - sea- air-Hovercraft

Land - sea- air-Hovercraft

Christopher Cockerell by the late 1950’s had perfected his idea of the hovercraft and attempted to promote and sell his concept to industry. Aircraft companies however showed very little interest in his ideas as it was not an aircraft. Shipping companies rejected it also as it was not a boat.

It resided in no mans land for about a year until in 1958 Cokerell finally obtained the financial support & backing of a government dept ‘National Research & Development Corporation’.

The hovercraft  consequently went on to bigger and better things

5…Monolopy

Monopoly board game

Monopoly board game

Conceived by an unemployed heating engineer in Philadelphia USA Clarence B. Darrow, monopoly was turned down flat by games manufactureres Parker Brothers as having too many fundamental playing errors-52 to be precise.

Undaunted  Darrow proceeded with faith in his product to have 5,000 copies made by a local box manufacturer and met with such success that in 1935 Parker Brothers reveiwed their position and did a deal with Darrow to commence production after all.

6…Photocopier

Desk top Photo Copier

Desk top Photo Copier

Oklahoma office worker George C. Beidler thought up the world’s first phto copier back in 1903, but because it was painfully slow it attracted very little attention. In 1938 however an American patent attorney Chester Carison improved upon the invention but was hard pressed to find a research institute interested in taking the product further.

It was not until 57 years later that the Beidler dream of the office photo copier came off the production line – and the Xerox 914 came onto the market

7…Safety Razor

Gillette safety razor plan

Gillette safety razor plan

King Camp Gillette who invented the safety razor had  his share of teething problems in the initial stages of development. It went on sale in 1903 but in that first year was snubbed by the American buying public. Just 51 razors were sold the first year throughout the United States.

The following year, Gillette sold 90,000.

And so we have it-the rest is history

8…Trivial Pursuit

Trivial pursuit board game representation

Trivial pursuit board game representation

Three Canadians formulated the concept in 45 minutes but took 4 years to market the product.

These three young men, Chris Haney-a newspaper photographer, Scott Abbott-a sports writer, John Haney-an ex ice hockey player, lost $45,000 on their first batch of games they had manufactured. The designer of the game, unemployed artist Michael Wurstlin was devestated. He had exchanged his work for 5 shares in the company.

By 1986 the shares were worth $500,000 each

9…Tupperware

Tupperware clear plastic container

Tupperware clear plastic container

When Earl Silas Tupper first released his new product onto the market in 1945 he boasted the products ability to be sealed air tight and water tight. The seal almost proved to be his downfall as retail stores were unable to operate it. Tupperware was a product that initially was hidden from view from the buying public on the top shelf in stores.

Now let’s have a party.

10. Vacuum Cleaner

Every household has a vacuum cleaner

The Vacuum Cleaner Company was created in 1902 by Hubert Cecil Booth. Rather than sell his invention he began to offer the service to customers in having vacuuming done for them in their homes. The horse drawn vacuum device was huge and cumbersome and rowdy to boot. It was parked outside and long hoses were then brought into the premises to suck out the dust via the windows and doors. It was regarded by many as a nuisance as it frightened the passing horses which were used as transport of the day. Booth was sued by cab proprietors because of the negative influence the products use had on the horse drawn carriages they used.

Posted by Henry Sapiecha

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