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Would you trust this man with your meat?

Meet Earl Tupper. While working as a chemical engineer for Du Pont in the 1940's, Mr. Tupper stumbled across a way to make plastics that were safe for food, and could be molded. He also worked on the airtight "seals" which he modeled after inverted paint can lids. The result of his long lonely nights in the dark dingy basement lab, was a product that came to be kn... Read More »

Yank Magazine – A 1940′s War Chronicle

Yank Magazine, the Army Weekly was first published in June 1942 during World War II, and the last issue was printed in December, 1945. It proved to be very popular with our soldiers. In fact it was the most widely read magazine in the history of the U.S. military, with 21 different versions being printed in 17 countries with a circulation of over 2- 1/2 million, although it is thought to have been... Read More »

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