Who invented tar paper?

Answer Joseph J. Fuller of Brooklyn, New York, obtained a patent titled "Improved Fabric for Roofing" in 1803, which detailed instructions for the process of saturating roofing paper with a waterproofing ... Read More »

Top Q&A For: Who invented tar paper

Who invented the paper cup?

Paper cups were introduced in 1907 by Lawrence Luellen. Luellen designed the cups and an ice-cooled water-vending machine to replace the unhygienic "public cup" system that was standard on trains a... Read More »

Who invented paper lanterns?

According to Honolulu's Chinatown, the paper lantern originated in China as far back as 250 BC. The frame is made from bamboo or redwood and covered with thin or oiled paper, silk or gauze to softe... Read More »

Who invented paper clip?

William D. Middlebrook of Connecticut invented the paper clip in 1899, according to the website Middlebrook also invented and patented a machine that made paper clips that same year... Read More »

Who invented litmus paper?

A French chemist named J.L. Gay-Lussac is believed to be the inventor of litmus paper. Data points to Gay-Lussac developing it in the early 1800s. He is better known for what he called "The Law of ... Read More »