Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Tristar Inc. Reviews the Invention of Peanut Butter

Reading Tristar Inc. reviews is an excellent way to stay up to date on the latest invention news. Tristar Inc. reviews inventions that we use in our everyday life and wants to continue this theme by reviewing the history behind a favorite food for many.

November is National Peanut Butter Lovers Month, and to celebrate, Tristar Inc. reviews the invention of peanut butter.

If we’re getting really technical, peanut actually dates back to the ancient Aztecs, who mashed roasted peanuts into a paste. But this product is much different from what we consider peanut butter today.

A common misconception is that early 20th century inventor George Washington Carver invented modern peanut butter. However, this is not accurate.

Carver did come up with 300 uses for peanuts and other crops such as soy beans and sweet potatoes, but by the time he published a document called “How to Grow the Peanut and 105 Ways of Preparing it For Human Consumption,” many methods of using peanut butter had already been implemented in the United States and Canada.

The invention of peanut butter should really be credited to three doctors/inventors. All three had an impact on the processing and manufacturing of, as well as the machinery used to make peanut butter.

Marcellus Gilmore Edson patented peanut paste in 1884 in Canada. What he patented was the process of creating the paste by milling peanuts between two heated surfaces. In 1895, Dr. John Kellogg, the creator of Kellogg’s cereal, patented the process of creating peanut butter or peanut paste from raw peanuts. His product was marketed as a healthy protein substitute for those without teeth. In 1903, Dr. Ambrose Straub patented the first peanut butter making machine.

By 1922, a chemist named Joseph Rosefield figured out how to make smooth peanut butter than kept the oil from separating. In 1928, he licensed his invention to the company that created Peter Pan peanut butter and he eventually started making his own peanut butter under the brand name Skippy.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Tristar Inc. Products Review Inventions that Inspire the Spirit of Halloween

Collectively, Americans spend about $7 billion dollars each Halloween according to the National Retail Federation. Some of this expenditure is obviously for the mass amounts of candy that are to be handed out and consumed, but a lot of that total is also spent on Halloween-themed products that help facilitate the holiday spirit.

Tristar Inc. Products review of the United States Patent and Trademark Office archives revealed that there are many inventions that are perfect for Halloween. Here are a few:

Scary Flusher: This auto-responsive toilet flusher audio player is sure to scare all of your house guests that use the restroom. The preselected audio content automatically plays each time the toilet is flushed. The audio content can be pre-installed content or user-generated audio content.

Thumb Candy: Anyone can hand out a Snickers, Kit-Kat, or Milky Way, but if you really want to get in the spirit of Halloween, you could hand out chocolate thumbs on a stick.

Floating Mattress: Patented in 1989, this helium-filled mattress is meant for the perfect Halloween prank. The lighter-than-air bed levitates until someone pulls it down and lies on it.

Prank Candy Bag: After all, the term is “Trick or Treat.” Halloween includes plenty of treats but this candy bag with a twist takes care of the trick part. Pump the handle of this bag and a play rat will spring up and perch on the bag’s rim.

Halloween Backpack: The goal of most trick or treaters is to get as much candy as possible, but lugging around a big heavy bag or pillow case can become a pain. Well, this Halloween backpack not only makes carrying your candy easier, it also makes receiving the candy easier with its candy chute over the one shoulder.

Concerned Parent Remote Control: For those parents out there that want to make sure their children are saying “trick or treat’ and “thank you,” this remote controlled candy bag is perfect. With one click of their remote control, parents can send helpful little reminders to their children in the form of an audio message that gets played through their candy bag.

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