Richard Samuel was born in Bristol, Tennessee back in 1881. I don’t have any data about his childhood that is until the early 1900. He left the University of Virginia in 1903 to work for his uncle.
In 1912, he decided to open up his own company, leaving his uncle, that of course is the rest of the story. He partnered with his uncle and a British company. His first product was a moisture-preserving tobacco tin. Shortly after WWII around 1947 he introduced his newest product and what can I say the rest is history. In that year Richard Samuel Reynolds, Sr. founded the U.S. Foil company, the primary product was of course Reynold’s Wrap. That product transformed food storage. Reynolds Metals is the second-largest aluminum company in the United States and the third largest in the world. Now, do you have some of his product in your kitchen, I know we do. Until tomorrow keep that smile on your face and a penny in your pocket