John W. Hammes and the garbage disposal

As the old saying goes – necessity is the mother of invention. In the case of John W. Hammes, a disliked chore (taking out the garbage) resulted in the invention of a household appliance that is now used around the world. Hammes (1895-1953), a Racine architect, headed to his basement workshop in 1927 to devise … Continue reading John W. Hammes and the garbage disposal