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As we move into Super Bowl weekend and are likely to encounter one or two of these inventions, we reflect back nearly 125 years to February 2, 1892, when an Irish immigrant, William Painter, then of Baltimore, Maryland was granted U.S. Patent No. 468,226 for a “Bottle Sealing Device,” or what we more commonly refer to today as the bottle cap. Not one to sit still for long, Mr. Painter kept inventing and, almost two years later to the very day, went to receive  U.S. Patent No. 514,200 on the newly important “Capped Bottle Opener.” Sláinte!

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