Agriculturalists often have to rely on Mother Nature for a successful season. However, there have been countless innovations designed to take guess work out of the equation. Albert Seiling designed and patented an egg incubator for his hatchery that did just that.
D. McKay Manufacturing
D. McKay's washing machine helped take some of bending and scrubbing out of the job, back in the 1850s.
Marsland Engineering became a major supplier to such companies as Northern Electric and IBM
1930s – Tough Times Lead to Innovation
Economic downturns are often thought to prevent innovation and risk taking. However, economic hard times can be a catalyst for innovation.