Earle Dickson

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Earle Dickson was born in Grandview, Tennessee back in 1892. Talk about a short one, this is it. He was a cotton buyer for Johnson & Johnson. One day his wife cut herself, so he took some gauze on the cut and wrapped it with portions of her petticoat.

To cut to the chase he put some gauze on a roll of tape, thus he invented what we know as the BAND-AID. He was instantly promoted to vice-president of the company, staying there until his retirement. He died in Kitchener, Canada at 68.

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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Wow...hope they took him to lunch and gave him a HUGE raise with that title !

Sep 18, 2019 02:10 AM #1
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

Most of the great inventions were by accident!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Sep 18, 2019 04:21 AM #2
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray some gauze on a piece of tape has now become a plethora of sizes for wounds and decorative bandaids for children...

Sep 18, 2019 04:31 AM #3
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. I have used more than a few over the years. Thanks Earle. Enjoy your day!

Sep 18, 2019 04:50 AM #4
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Good morning, James - it may have been a short post but the invention has longevity.  

Sep 18, 2019 05:05 AM #5
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

First we have the shopping bag inventory; now we have the Band-aid inventor. I'm kind of embarrassed, James, that I never in all my life gave any thought as to who the people behind these kinds of everyday necessities were.

Sep 18, 2019 05:06 AM #6
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

Sometimes long lasting products come out of such simple ideas. Good for him.

Sep 18, 2019 05:41 AM #7
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello James and glad he invented them, we all use lots of them for our kids and grand kids all the time.


Sep 18, 2019 06:36 AM #8
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Petitcoats as the inspiration for band aids is a wonderful story.  When we were in France , I needed a band-aid.  They call them a pansement adhésif.  They have their own brand.  A

Sep 18, 2019 06:57 AM #9
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. Short one but very very sweet nonetheless. Thank you.

Sep 18, 2019 07:41 AM #10
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Short and sweet and from such a small thing it created something significant.

Sep 18, 2019 07:51 AM #11
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James - necessity is the mother of invention as they say. J&J surely did a good marketing job.

Sep 18, 2019 10:30 AM #12
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James Dray,

WOW!  Talk about having a discovery!

Sep 18, 2019 01:57 PM #13
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

James- with my "little boy" Larry always putzing around, I go through a lot of band-aids!!!

Sep 18, 2019 07:11 PM #14
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

So that is how the BandAid came to be. I did not know that James Dray 

Sep 18, 2019 08:29 PM #15
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

Very cool. I did not know Earle invented what we know as the BAND-AID. 

Sep 20, 2019 01:31 PM #16
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Wow, that is invention NONE of us can live without or have not experienced! What a life changer!


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