New Jersey Originals: Technological Marvels, Odd Inventions, Trailblazing Characters and More
New Jersey's institutional research accolades are renowned--medical inventions at Johnson & Johnson, the genius of Edison Labs and fourteen Nobel Prizes to Bell Labs scientists. But beyond those behemoths of innovation lie many more breakthroughs and firsts. In 1869, Rutgers and Princeton played the first college football game. Famed inventor Abram Spanel developed the Apollo space suit at his home, Drumthwacket, now the official residence of governors. The American Can Company and Krueger Brewing Company teamed up to create the first beer can. Author Linda J. Barth reveals these and many more stories of the state's diverse tradition of original ideas and trailblazing personas.
About the Author:
Linda Barth has been a fan of New Jersey for a long time. A lifelong resident of the Garden State, she became fascinated by the many inventions created here. After the publication of A History of Inventing in the Garden State: From Thomas Edison to the Ice Cream Cone (The History Press, 2013), many people told her of additional New Jersey inventions. These new creations led to this current book. With her husband, Bob, Mrs. Barth has written The Millstone Valley through Time and Somerville through Time. She has authored three books about the Delaware and Raritan Canal, as well as Hidden New Jersey, a seek-and-search book.