Fred Waring wasn’t selling love on the road: he was busy selling blenders. That’s right, the Waring Blender…you’ve probably given or received one for a wedding gift. Waring didn’t invent the blender, (he was the money). But he did introduce it at the 1937 National Restaurant Show, and hawked it mercilessly to the different owners of restaurants and hotels where he and his Pennsylvanians played. Here they are with “Love For Sale”, recorded in 1930.
But the blender isn’t all just margaritas and daiquiris. in 1952, Jonas Salk used the device in developing the polio vaccine. Check out our blog to read more.