The man responsible for the modern aerosol spray-valve had a last name that sounded a bit like a spray can running empty!
He was a talented inventor, holding hundreds of patents. His spray valve made him wealthy and he applied his wealth to philanthropy. It would only confuse you to add that Robert Abplanalp was a close friend of Richard Nixon and Bebe Rebozo -- but it's a confusing world.
CHICAGO RAILROAD FAIR, 1948
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