What is bread without butter? WHat is eggs without butter?
Albert Richardson came up with the butter churn. Originally in
1891 who wanted to make butter had to do so by hand in a bowl.
Yet, when Albert Richardson’s invention was a device that consisted
of a large wooden cylinder container with a plunger-like handle which
moved up and down. Doing this, the movement caused oily parts of
cream or milk to become separated from the watery parts. This simplified
the process of making butter.
To add to his inventions, he made a casket lowering device. In 1894, Richardson
saw a problem with the way dead bodies were buried. It was common to bury
bodies in small shallow graves or try to lower their caskets with ropes into a
deeper hole. This, unfortunately, required several people to work together to
ensure that the casket was lowered evenly. If not, the casket would clip out of
one of the ropes and to be damaged from hitting the ground. On November 13,
1894, Richardson patented the casket lowering device which had pulleys and
ropes or cloths which ensured uniformity in the lowering process. Everything
is a process and it must be carried out correctly.
RIchardson patented a hame fastener in 1882, an insect destroyer in
February 1899 and improvement in the design of the bottle in December of
1899. This is yet another genius at hand. He is good, so good for so many
things. These inventions make life easier and why not take advantage
of the easy way of doing something? Why make processes hard when
they can be easy? This man is brilliant.