"Old glue inventors never die...
They just stick them in the ground."
Buggs

"Ad-here, ad-here..."
Dr. D





  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Henk Verhaar 
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  Sent: Friday, April 01, 2011 1:36 PM
  Subject: Re: [VFB] RE: Superglue creator dies


  You watch too much CSI...

  Sent from my iPad

  On 1 apr. 2011, at 21:19, "Don Ordes" <f...@tribcsp.com> wrote:


    No one mentions the benefits of the Super-glue fumes.
    Dr. D

    What Benefits?
    Buggs

    If you don't know, we won't tell you.
    Veronica


      ----- Original Message ----- 
      From: Wayne Blake-Hedges 
      To: vfb-mail@googlegroups.com 
      Sent: Friday, April 01, 2011 11:17 AM
      Subject: RE: [VFB] RE: Superglue creator dies


            Hi Gary;

            I love all the mystery surrounding super glue.  Found it 
interesting to read a little truth about for once.

            Wayneb

            --- On Fri, 4/1/11, Webb, Gary <glw...@gundluth.org> wrote:


              From: Webb, Gary <glw...@gundluth.org>
              Subject: RE: [VFB] RE: Superglue creator dies
              To: "vfb-mail@googlegroups.com" <vfb-mail@googlegroups.com>
              Date: Friday, April 1, 2011, 10:20 AM


              And the best use of his invention was closing wounds of soldiers 
in Viet Nam.  It is still being used for some surgical procedures.



              From: vfb-mail@googlegroups.com 
[mailto:vfb-mail@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of Wayne Blake-Hedges
              Sent: Friday, April 01, 2011 7:41 AM
              To: virtual flybox
              Subject: [VFB] RE: Superglue creator dies 

               

                    FYI:



                    Creator Of Super Glue Dies At 94

                    Manufacturing.Net - March 28, 2011

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                    KINGSPORT, Tennessee (AP) -- Harry Wesley Coover Jr., known 
as the inventor of Super Glue, has died. He was 94.

                    Coover was working for Tennessee Eastman Company, a 
division of Eastman Kodak, when an accident helped lead to the popular adhesive 
being discovered, according to his grandson, Adam Paul of South Carolina. An 
assistant was distressed that some brand new refractometer prisms were ruined 
when they were glued together by the substance.

                    In 1951, Coover and another researcher recognized the 
potential for the strong adhesive, and it was first sold in 1958, according to 
the Super Glue Corp.'s website.

                    Cyanoacrylate, the chemical name for the glue, was first 
uncovered in 1942 in a search for materials to make clear plastic gun sights 
for World War II. But the compound stuck to everything, which is why it was 
rejected by researchers, the website said.

                    President Barack Obama honored Coover in 2010 with the 
National Medal of Technology and Innovation.

                    Coover died Saturday at his home in Kingsport, Tennessee, 
his grandson said. He was born in Newark, Delaware, and received a degree in 
chemistry from Hobart College in New York before getting a master's degree and 
Ph.D., from Cornell.

                    He worked his way up to vice president of the chemical 
division for development for Eastman Kodak. Coover and the team of chemists he 
worked with became prolific patent holders, achieving more than 460. The work 
included polymers, organophosphate chemistry, the gasification of coal and of 
course, cyanoacrylate.

                    Coover also had a part in early television history, 
appearing with Garry Moore for "I've got a Secret." Moore, the show's host, and 
Coover were hung in the air on bars that were stuck to metal supports with a 
single drop of his glue during a live television broadcast.

                    The Industrial Research Institute, for which he served as 
president in 1982, honored Coover with a gold medal and the U.S. Patent Office 
inducted him into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in Akron, Ohio in 2004.



                    Wayneb
                   

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