Who invented the Lazy Susan?

Answer The Lazy Susan is a rotating tray often used to store spices. Larger Lazy Susans serve as shelving units. According to the Los Angeles Times, there is debate as to who invented the Lazy Susan. Some... Read More »

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Who invented the lazy Susan and the dumbwaiter?

Both the dumbwaiter and the lazy Susan are attributed to Thomas Jefferson, inspired by Jefferson's insistence on privacy. Dumbwaiters with tiered shelves decreased the number of servants required f... Read More »

Who invented the lazy susan&the dumbwaiter?

When Thomas Jefferson wasn't busy founding our country, one of his countless passionate pursuits was inventing. Two of the many inventions to his credit are the dumb waiter and lazy susan. Both inv... Read More »

What is a lazy Susan used for?

According to Merriam Webster's Online Dictionary, a lazy Susan is a revolving tray used to serve food, relishes and condiments. The revolving table eliminates the necessity of picking up dishes of ... Read More »

Where did the name"lazy Susan"come from?

Though the exact origin of the name is unknown, the first written account of a lazy Susan was in a 1917 issue of "Vanity Fair," where an advertised piece of furniture was described as a “Revolvin... Read More »