Patent of Chalk Eraser

On February 13, 1890, Professor James T. Dougherty of De Soto patented a chalk eraser on blackboards.

Eskimo Pie Bars Patented

On January 24, 1922, the patent was granted to Russell Stover for the Eskimo Pie ice cream bar. The treat helped propel growth for Stover’s company, Russell Stover Candies, which moved its headquarters to Kansas City in 1931.

Evaporated Milk Patented

On November 25, 1884 John B. Meyenberg, an immigrant from Switzerland residing in St. Louis, patented evaporated milk.