This week, help us salute another great American, Henry Ford (1863-1947)
Henry Ford was an American Industrialist and business magnate, who founded the Ford Motor Company and developed the assembly line technique of mass production. He is credited with “Fordism”: the mass production of inexpensive goods coupled with high wages for workers. Ford’s commitment to lowering costs resulted in many technological and business innovations, including a franchise system that put dealerships throughout North America and major cities in six continents. His introduction of the “Model T” revolutionized transportation and American industry which enabled average families to obtain an automobile…
Industrial Revolution Eatery and Grille is an American joint with a flair for the original. Donning iron bars and statues, the building itself is a testament to the craftsmanship that goes into each meal. The restaurant puts that same craftsmanship into specialized meals as well, meaning vegetarians and those needing gluten-free options can come out and still enjoy some amazing food!
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Charles Elmer Doolin (1903-1959)
At the height of the Great Depression in 1932, C.E. Doolin was looking to add a salty snack to his small convection company’s repertoire. He came across a corn chip product being sold in a café in San Antonio Texas. After sampling the chips, he saw so much potential in the snack that he purchased the original recipe along with 19 retail accounts for $100 (rumored to be borrowed from his mother). Doolin’s vision was to sell the corn chips as a side snack to compliment a meal. He perfected the recipe and began to manufacture chips in his mother’s kitchen and started to sell “Fritos” Corn Chips from his Model T Ford. Initially they produced about 10 pounds per day and sold bags for 5 cents each.
Some restaurants are boring from the moment you walk in the door. In everything from the decor to the menu, many places fail to stimulate the mind and senses. There are some places, however, like Industrial Revolution Eatery and Grille, that entertain, educate, and provide a great experience no matter what. To Jibria Ali, a server at Industrial Revolution, those are the reasons she loves to work there.
This week at Industrial Revolution, help us celebrate Sylvester Roper (1823-1896).
Sylvester Howard Roper was an American Inventor and engineer who was responsible for making several improvements to Americans lives. Some of his patents were for the padlock, knitting machine improvements, metal screw machine, fire escape, revolving firearms, the shotgun choke, one of the first steam carriages, etc.
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This week Industrial Revolution salutes Miller Reese Hutchinson (1876-1944).
Miller Reese Hutchison was an American electrical engineer and inventor who developed the first electric hearing aid. Hutchison, a graduate of Auburn University (then called Alabama Polytechnical Institute), first assembled an electrical hearing aid in 1895 for a friend who was deaf from scarlet fever. Calling it an "Akouphone,”he later formed the Akouphone Company in Alabama to market the device. The original device proved too bulky and impractical; but by 1902 he had refined the hearing aid into a more portable form powered by batteries, which he then called the Acousticon. The American press called the device a "miracle", and Hutchison helped by staging publicity events, such as having...
This week Industrial Revolution salutes William Cody “Buffalo Bill” (1846-1917).
William “Buffalo Bill” Cody was an American soldier, bison hunter, and showman. He was given his nickname during the American Civil War when he supplied the Railroad workers with Buffalo meat, supplying them a total of 4,280 American Buffalo. He had many jobs including a trapper, a bullwhacker, a Pony Express rider, a wagon-master, a stagecoach driver, and a Hotel manager. He received the Medal of Honor in 1872 for his service to the US Army as a scout. He is known as one of the most colorful figures of the American Old West and became famous for his cowboy themed Wild West Shows that toured around the world showcasing his piece of the American West…
SweetWater Brewing Company announces expanded distribution to Northern Indiana with Indiana Beverage & Five Star Distributing. Starting August 21, more Hoosiers will be able to find SweetWater’s signature 420 Extra Pale Ale, award winning IPA, Hop Hash Easy IPA, and Goin’ Coastal IPA with pineapple, plus seasonals like TripleTail tropical IPA and limited releases from the Dank Tank. SweetWater will be on draft at bars and restaurants, in grocery stores, package stores, and specialty bottle shops. SweetWater first launched in Indiana in June with Monarch Beverage, who services additional areas of the state.