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14 Things Invented In The 1920s That Are Basically Essential

In 1920, Earle Dickson invented what became BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages, but he wasn't the only innovator of the decade.

1. You think 2018 technology is so "advanced." Well, did you know that in the 1920s they literally invented sliced bread?

2. Or the convertible car?

3. Not only that, the 1920s were when they invented tri-color traffic lights.

4. Plus, they had stuff that we don't even have now, like shovels on cars that scoop up pedestrians on the street.

5. Without the 1920s, we wouldn't have television.

6. Or TV dinners.

7. The 1920s gave us some of the most essential machines for building an industrial society, like the bulldozer.

8. Jukeboxes were already a thing before the '20s, but it wasn't until an amplifier was developed in 1927 that people started jiving with it.

9. Then people in the 1920s basically started turning everything into jukeboxes.

10. Check out these ladies in 1920s wooden swimsuits that we wish still existed.

11. Wooden suits might not have caught on, but sunglasses sure did.

12. The 1920s gave us other types of "cool" as well, specifically for our drinks.

13. Apparently, not even the concept of a flow chart existed before the '20s.

14. Congrats to us all: We've been gobbling cheeseburgers since the mid-1920s.

And finally, without the ingenuity of the 1920s, we'd still be cutting up cotton gauze to treat even the most minor wounds, instead of just applying a BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandage.

Some of these inventions have dropped off; some, like BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages, have been in the American family for generations.

BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages have covered and protected minor cuts and scrapes for millions of people for almost 100 years, and the brand is committed to providing high-quality and innovative products for years to come.