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The Story Behind a Fruit and Vegetable Slicer

Plastic Hall of Fame member Irvin I. Rubin molded thousands of different objects in his long career.  One of his earliest creations was a small fruit slicer that continued to be used in Rubin's home for more than fifty years before he donated it to the Plastics Collection at Syracuse University.
Sources:
  • Rubin, Irvin I. "Oral History, Plastic Pioneers Association Oral History Project." Interview by James G. Traynham at Brooklyn, New York, on 26 February 2002 (with subsequent corrections and additions by Irvin I. Rubin), Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Library, Syracuse, New York.
  • United States Patent Office, Patent 606,511 (June 28, 1898). Irvin I. Rubin Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Library.
  • United States Patent Office, Patent 1,466,114 (Aug 28., 1923). Irvin I. Rubin Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Library.