Wednesday, May 12, 2010


􀂙 Kunwer Sachdev went on to become one of the biggest inverter manufacturers in India since he launched
his company Su-Kam in 1998.
􀂙 Rajasthan Dairy Cooperative Federation markets its products under the brand Saras.
􀂙 Allen Breed, Walter Linderer and John Hedrik held patents for airbags.
􀂙 The 1973, Oldsmobile Toronado was the first car with a passenger air bag intended for sale to the
public. By 1988, Chrysler became the first company to offer air bags as standard equipment.
􀂙 Horton Automatics, co-founded by Dee Horton and Lew Hewitt, developed and sold the first automatic
sliding door in America in 1960. The duo had invented the sliding automatic door in 1954.
􀂙 Philadelphia pharmacist named Asa Candler invented the coupon in 1895. Candler bought the Coca-Cola
Co. from the original inventor Dr. John Pemberton, an Atlanta pharmacist and placed coupons in
newspaper for a free Coke from any fountain-to help promote the new soft drink.
􀂙 In 1882, industrialist Walchand Hirachand started his empire-building from a small project for the railways
in 1920 when he successfully completed the Bhor Ghat tunnel for a railway route from Mumbai to Pune.
Walchand set up Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) in 1926, which went on to build some of India’s
landmark construction projects.
􀂙 The first patent for bar code was issued to inventors Joseph Woodland and Bernard Silver in 1952

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