Small Invention, Big Fortune

Can you name the simple inventions to make a big impact (as well as) big bucks?

PurposeInventionRecognized Inventor/Entrepreneur
Interlocking clothing fastenerWhitcomb Judson
Sedentary (maybe igneous) companionGary Dahl
Illuminating lamp componentThomas Edison
Gliding saucer toyWalter Frederick Morrison
Cushy, stringy toy ballScot Stillinger
Plastic food containerEarl Silas Tupper
Sticky clothing fastenerGeorges de Mestral
Safe, disposable shaving deviceKing Camp Gillette and Will Nickerson
Circular hip toyRichard Knerr and Spud Melin
PurposeInventionRecognized Inventor/Entrepreneur
Writing utensil using rolling sphereLaszlo Biro
Bedside wake-up callAntione Redier
Weapon turned toy; ball on a stringPedro Flores
Expandable pink chewing stick (just add saliva)Walter Diemer
With water, small grinds become caffeinated wonderSatori Kato
Rubber sexual protectionSeveral contributors
Spherical ends to car antennaeJason Walls
Plastic building block toysOle Kirk Christiansen
Rubber bracelets that resemble objects when not being wornRobert Croak

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