Walter Diemer

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

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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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi James... this man may just be my "hero!" I loved pink bubble gum as a kid... don't actually mind it from time to time as an adult... brings back great childhood memories of blowing bubbles with the gum.

Sep 24, 2019 03:59 AM #1
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

It is like a baseball game if you do not have hot dogs and bubble gum!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Sep 24, 2019 04:05 AM #2
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

Well I would bet we all had a crew or two on his pink gum. Too bad he did not receive any dollars for his product.

Sep 24, 2019 04:22 AM #3
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

God morning James. This is one I should have known, but did not remember. Enjoy your day!

Sep 24, 2019 04:44 AM #4
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. You find such interesting people and their stories. Good one today.

Sep 24, 2019 05:44 AM #5
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - I wasn't a childhood fan of bubble gum.  Maybe that is the reason I never mastered the art of blowing/making bubbles but I do recall stepping in some leftovers on the sidewalk over the years.  It's good to hear he lived a long life and hope it was a good one.  

Sep 24, 2019 05:47 AM #6
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray I love bubble gum and bubble gum flavor in any and all brands of gum.... I have Mentos bubble gum flavored gum in my car and my home.... I have 12 containers on the pantry shelf.... I never, never run out.

Sep 24, 2019 05:50 AM #7
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James Dray,

I am sure it is not the case today, but for us older kids, there was only one bubble gum with a comic on the inside. 

Sep 24, 2019 06:08 AM #8
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

 I don’t think that he got full credit for his invention up until today James Dray 

Sep 24, 2019 07:53 AM #9
Krystin Mitchell, CPA CFE
KLSM CPA Firm, PLLC - Houston, TX
I help clients resolve IRS tax matters

Oh the childhood memories of pink bubblegum! Way to go Walter.

Sep 24, 2019 08:56 AM #10
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Never was a fan of bubble gum as a kid or as an adult...Glad to hear you highlighed Walter for his invention.  A

Sep 24, 2019 09:31 AM #11
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Wow James, What kid did not like bubble gum, now this guy did good and made so many kids happy.


Sep 24, 2019 09:33 AM #12
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi James - that is an interesting story.  My father worked for Fleer as a chemist in the beginning of his career.

Sep 24, 2019 09:44 AM #13
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- When I was a kid, I loved Juicy Fruit. I would chew it until the flavor was gone then throw it out. 

Sep 24, 2019 12:48 PM #14
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good evening James Dray ,

Learned something new today. I'm not a big fan of gum and never really liked bubble gum but many did!

Sep 24, 2019 06:42 PM #15
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Always loved pink bubble gum as a kid.  Sort of sad Walter Diemer never received royalty for such a great invention.  Wondering how he accidentally stumbled on this discovery.  James Dray, you also had me wondering what in the heck sold for 1 cent per piece. 

Sep 26, 2019 08:35 PM #16
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Some sort of royalty for Mr. Diemer's discovery could have made him a very wealth man.

Nov 13, 2019 03:19 PM #17
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