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Babies = Diapers; Past, Present, and Future

Posted by innovativeip on July 20, 2010

As many of us seek to return to a simpler and more environmentally aware existence, we come full circle to embrace old ideas that, simply put, worked just fine.  Disposable diapers, while they are convenient, are reportedly the third most common item in landfills today, with one baby contributing 1 ton of diapers, and a typical diaper taking 500 years to decompose.  Cloth diapers, on the other hand, are reusable, less expensive, and offer a more natural, historically proven alternative.  Today’s Patent of the Day is a Diaper Pin, issued on July 20, 1880, and quite similar to our diaper and safety pins of today.

Today's Patent of the Day

This patent was focused on providing a strong pin that wouldn’t bend, but that was easily pushed through the diaper folds, and that was formed with an effective safety catch.  You can download and read the patent at  Save the Earth, and Enjoy!


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