Thursday, April 26, 2007

Trashball 042607: Damn You, Ermal Cleon Fraze!


According to this article, the beverage can pulltab was nearly completely replaced by the staytab by the early 1980s, yet I can't walk down the street without seeing one of these on the ground. The throw-away pull tab was invented in my hometown, Dayton, Ohio (known as the "Home of Invention"), in 1959 by Ermal Cleon Fraze, whose name simply dazzles.

3 comments:

phung said...

never mind the pull tab... how about the cash register, ice cube trays, oh, and even better,
wait for this...
wait for this.....

BUBBLE GUM!!!

A COLLAGE A DAY said...

I found one of these the other day. Back in the 80's when I was young and drank a few beers with my buddies we made curtains out of these. That was a lot of beer. Those were the days.

Thanks for bringing back the memory again.

r.

Amber said...

We've been landscaping the garden and I found one of these in my digging last week... it's funny, I wouldn't have thought a ring pull would ever register as 'oh cool' when I was a kid.