Walter Diemer was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania back in 1904. Sorry but that is all I can find out about him until 1926. He was an accountant for a company who made a particular product. They decided to cut their costs by making part of that product in their factory.
Walter took it upon himself to work on the dilemma in his spare time. He accidently stumbled upon a unique recipe. He decided to make the product in a test market offering it at one penny per piece. It sold out in one day. He showed his boss the product, and as they say the rest is history.
For you see while Walter was an accountant while working for the Fleer Company, in 1928 he invented bubble gum. Before then chewing gum was sticky, would not stretch and broke easily. The gum Walter invented was pink because it was the only food coloring in the factory. While Walter never received any royalty from his invention it didn’t matter. He died on his birthday in 1998, he was 94.
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