Inside the heated history of the permanent wave machine

Inside the heated history of the permanent wave machine

    Through the course of time, humans have cut it, shaved it, grown it out, washed it, dried it, colored it, curled it and yes, even made jewelry out of it. People have always looked for new things to do with their hair. This permanent wave machine, selected as this week’s Pennsylvania Treasure by …

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Berks County mousetrap captures Pennsylvania ingenuity

Berks County mousetrap captures Pennsylvania ingenuity

Mice and other rodents have plagued humans since the age of agriculture. Yet, the first known U.S. patent for a mousetrap wasn’t filed until 1870. This week’s Pennsylvania Treasure is a mousetrap that may have been handmade. Lawrence A. DeTurk donated the artifact to the State Museum in 1929. The trap comes from Huff’s Union …

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