Fuzzy Pipe Cleaner


pipecleanermuscleman.jpgFuzzy pipe cleaners in action. Source: [WWW]Bob.Fornal

The fuzzy pipe cleaner, perhaps the most ubiquitous of all children's arts and crafts materials, was invented in Rochester by John Harry Stedman who is interred in Mt. Hope Cemetery. And yes, it was originally intended for [wikipedia]cleaning pipes.

It was one of the inventions that made Stedman a wealthy and prominent resident of his day.

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