Presentation on theme: "Famous Inventions Sylvan Goldman invented the first shopping cart in 1936. Sylvan owned a chain of Oklahoma City grocery stores called Standard/Piggly-Wiggly."— Presentation transcript:
1 Famous InventionsSylvan Goldman invented the first shopping cart in Sylvan owned a chain of Oklahoma City grocery stores called Standard/Piggly-Wiggly. He invented the first shopping cart by adding two wire basket and wheels to a folding chair. Goldman, together with mechanic Fred Young, later designed a dedicated shopping cart in 1947 and formed the Folding Carrier Co. to manufacture the carts.
2 Famous InventionsGeorge Thuesen and Gerald A. Hale were engineering professors at Oklahoma State and began working on the parking meter in 1933 at the request of Carl C. Magee of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States. The world's first installed parking meter was in Oklahoma City on July 16, 1935Clinton Riggs, an Oklahoma Highway Patrolman, got the idea for a yield sign while attending a traffic institute meeting in 1939 at Chicago. The war years slowed its development but in 1959 the first yield sign was used at a dangerous intersection in Tulsa. It lowered the number of accidents
3 Famous InventionsWiley Post hand inventing the modern day flight suit and the autopilot. He died in a plane crash in Alaska with Will Rogers.Gordon Matthews, invented voice mail and got it patented on February 1, 1983
4 Famous Inventions Ditch Witch – Carl Frederick Malzahn, a German immigrant, moved from Minnesota to Perry, Oklahoma Territory, and opened a blacksmith shop. His two sons, Charlie and Gus, soon joined their father in business. In time, Charlie was running the business.When the oil boom occurred, the business became a machine shop to serve the oil industry. Following World War II, Charlie’s son, Ed Malzahn with a mechanical engineering degree, realized there was a need for a piece of equipment to dig ditches for gas, electric and plumbing lines. Until then picks and shovels had been used. He invented a compact trencher that today is known as the Ditch WitchToday the Perry company designs and manufacturers a wide range of high-quality underground construction equipment.
5 Famous OklahomansJohnny Bench baseball player, Oklahoma City John Berryman poet, MacAlester Garth Brooks singer, Tulsa Jeremy Castle singer, Blanchard Iron Eyes Cody Cherokee actor Gordon Cooper astronaut, Shawnee Ralph Ellison writer, Oklahoma City James Garner actor, Norman Owen K. Garriott astronaut, Enid Vince Gill singer, Norman Chester Gould cartoonist, Pawnee Woodrow Wilson Woody Guthrie singer, composer, Okemah Ike,Taylor, Zac Hanson music, Tulsa Roy Harris composer, Lincoln Cty Paul Harvey broadcaster, Tulsa Van Heflin actor, Walters
6 Famous OklahomansTony Hillerman author, Sacred Heart Ron Howard actor, director, Duncan Karl Guthe Jansky engineer, Norman Ben Johnson actor, Pawhuska Jennifer Jones actress, Tulsa Jeane Kirkpatrick diplomat, Duncan Shannon Lucid astronaut, Bethany Mickey Charles Mantle baseball player, Spavinaw Reba McEntire singer, McAlester Shannon Miller Olympic gymnast, Edmond Bill Moyers journalist, Hugo Daniel Patrick Moynihan N.Y. senator, Tulsa
7 Famous OklahomansDaniel Patrick Moynihan N.Y. senator, Tulsa Patti Page singer, Clarence Brad Pitt actor Shawnee Tony Randall actor, Tulsa Oral Roberts evangelist, Ada Dale Robertson actor, Oklahoma City Will Rogers humorist, Oologah Dan Rowan comedian, Beggs Robert Stemmons whistler, Tulsa Maria Tallchief ballerina, Fairfax James Francis Jim Thorpe athlete, Prague Jeanne Tripplehorn actress, Tulsa Ted Shackleford actor, Tulsa Wilma Mankiller Cherokee chief, Tahlequah
8 Famous OklahomansPatti Page singer, Clarence Brad Pitt actor Shawnee Tony Randall actor, Tulsa Oral Roberts evangelist, Ada Dale Robertson actor, Oklahoma City Will Rogers humorist, Oologah Dan Rowan comedian, Beggs Robert Stemmons whistler, Tulsa Maria Tallchief ballerina, Fairfax James Francis Jim Thorpe athlete, Prague Jeanne Tripplehorn actress, Tulsa Ted Shackleford actor, Tulsa Wilma Mankiller Cherokee chief, Tahlequah
9 Chapter 28 Quiz 1.) What was the first shopping cart made out of? a.) Folding chair with two baskets and wheels on itb.) Two baskets and wheels attached to a benchc.) A bar stool with two baskets and wheels attached to it2.) Where was the first yield sign used?a.) At an intersection in Downtown Oklahoma Cityb.) At an intersection in Guthriec.) At an intersection in Tulsa3.) Where was the first parking meter used?a.) In downtown Tulsab.) In downtown OKCc.) In Guthrie Public Schools4.) Name one famous invention of Wiley Post?a.) A system that would pilots to put airplanes in automatic modeb.) A system that would allow airplanes to stay in the air even if they lose powerc.) A system that would allow airplanes to take off electronically without the pilot’s assistance5.) What did Gordon Matthews invent?a.) The cell phoneb.) The answering machinec.) Voice mail6.) Why was the Ditch Witch invented?a.) To dig trenches in the oil field more efficientlyb.) To dig the trenches used in World War I more efficientlyc.) To increase the efficiency of installing underground irrigation systems7.) Name the Hall of Fame catcher known as the Stinger from Binger?a.) Garth Brooksb.) Mickey Mantlec.) Johnny Bench8.) Name the Hall of Fame outfielder for the New York who was known as the Commerce Comet.9.) Describe why Garth Brooks became so famous.10.) List two famous Oklahomans and list what they were famous for.A.) __________________________ B.) ________________________________