Walter Diemer, inventor of bubble gum
Walter Diemer, inventor of bubble gum
 
 
Ad for original bubble gum
Ad for original bubble gum
 
 
Bubble gum is fun!
Bubble gum is fun!
 
 
Many gum balls
Many gum balls
 
 
Don't litter! Gum is messy!
Don't litter! Gum is messy!
 
Bubble Gum<br> Walter Diemer
Topic(s):   Inventions
Inventors
Quick Facts
Full Name Walter E. Diemer
Born January 8, 1905 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Died January 9, 1998 (Lancaster, Pennsylvania)
Nationality American
Occupation(s) accountant, inventor
Major Achievement(s) invented bubble gum
Year Invented 1928 (bubble gum)

People have been chewing things like gum for hundreds of years. Way before you were born, American Indians chewed on tree sap!

A man named Walter Diemer worked for a chewing gum company. He liked this gum very much. He tried to blow bubbles with it. The gum was too sticky and hard. He worked on the chewing gum recipe for a long time. One day, he figured out how to make bubble gum.

Diemer mixed his ingredients together in a different way. He colored it pink. That was the only color that he had. He sold his first 100 pieces for 1 cent each. Now, people chew about 300 pieces of gum every year!

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