Drawing Inspiration From the Forefathers of Creativity
Most who hold creativity dear have drawn upon precedents set by a handful of inspirational forces. As many of you know, George Davison has long been a huge Disney fan. In fact, on the Kiski School (Mr. Davison’s alma mater) website, adviser Andy Scott describes the atmosphere of Inventionland as being “right out of Walt …Read more
Back to School: Products to Simplify Your Studies
Whether you’re starting your first year in the dorms or transitioning into off-campus housing, Davison has products that make college life more efficient, more comfortable and more organized, so you can worry more about burning through those books and less about burning out. Fast, Fresh Food Ordering pizza has never been so fresh. The Pizza …Read more
Davison Inventions Dare to Ask – What, Where & How?
Every great invention is thought to have a beginning and an end. But the creative process doesn’t always stop at the “finished” product. The showerhead begot the jet-massage setting; the car begot the rest stop; and the door begot the mp3 doorbell. If necessity is the mother of invention, these Davison products are its sons …Read more
Celebrating an Old Invention “Key” to Today’s Devices
This month, we celebrate an invention that, thanks to the many enhancements made to it, is nearly obsolete in today’s technologically-advanced world! Yes, September 1873 marks the first time a practical typewriter was commercially sold. The “Sholes & Glidden Type Writer” was not widely successful, but it did pave the way for a worldwide industry …Read more
Golf Inventions that Go the Distance!
As summer winds down and temperatures begin to cool, we’d like to take a minute to recognize one of America’s favorite summer pastimes, the game of golf. After all, August is National Golf Month, so why not take a minute to “drive” home a few of the game’s firsts? We begin with the origin of …Read more
Wooden Wonderlands that WOW!
A spaceship to the moon, a secret hideout to stash treasure or even a castle surrounded by a shark-filled moat… to a child, a tree house can be all of these things and more – sometimes all in one day! A great imagination can transform a backyard tree house into just about anything, but don’t …Read more
Fabulous Funky Inventions from the ’50s!
Sticks and Stones May…Fight Plaque?!
Ok, so, it might be a stretch to believe a tree branch could help fight cavities, but history shows ancient civilizations (we’re talking 3,000 BC!) may have used a “chew stick,” or thin twig with a frayed end, to clean their teeth. And, chew sticks must have worked fairly well, as the bristle toothbrush, similar …Read more
Meet the Inventor of the Cool Cot – Part 2
Like many family members of inventors, Deb’s husband, Maynard, was skeptical. When she submitted her idea to Davison, he did not have very high hopes for its success and did not expect to see a return on their investment, although he supported his wife’s efforts. So, he was quite surprised, and very pleased, that the …Read more
Hot Dog! Grilling Has Come A Long Way!
Now that the summer season is underway and we’ve all enjoyed some delicious grilled burgers, dogs, chicken, veggies and more, we pay tribute to the many inventors who’ve worked so hard to allow us to enjoy these savory treats – and with such ease! Technically, one could say that grilling dates back to the domestication …Read more