Robert Switzer was born in Fromberg, Montana back in 1914 to Emmet and Maud. The family moved to Berkeley, California where he attended the public school. In 1932, he received a scholarship from the Scaife Scholarship foundation. He attended college at the University of California, Berkeley studying to be a physician.
In 1933, while working for the H.J. Heinz Company unloading tomatoes from a freight car he fell and suffered several serious injuries which included a skull fracture and damage to his optic nerve, which of course ended his hopes of being a doctor.
It was while he was recovering that he and his brother Joseph discovered something that will forever place them in the history books, so let’s get to it.
He and his brother Joseph was the inventors of the first black light fluorescent paint and the inventor of the Magnaglo process for nondestructive flaw-detection in machined parts. Not bad, not bad at all. That process although refined is still used to this day.
Until tomorrow smile at everyone you meet, I’m sure you’ll get some smiles back