I have no idea as to how many marvelous concepts started out as mere "gadgets". Designers, engineers, and "lay people" wanting to improve a situation or do serious "what-if" work that ultimately lead to devices, eventually commercialized, solving problems for millions. This might be up for discussion, but one Mr. T. Edison was possibly the greatest gadget freak of all time. I think Allied is to be commended for sponsoring such a great contest and I would hope they keep up the good work.
Fifty-six-year-old Pasquale Russo has been doing metalwork for more than 30 years in a tiny southern Italy village. Many craftsmen like him brought with them fabrication skills when they came from the Old World to America.
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