The Knife-Fork

Edward Towlen of Detroit invented the "knife-fork" around 1917, but he only got around to selling it as a product in 1945. It looks like you can still buy one (or something like it), such as here for $17.99. Although science has moved on. There are now rivals, such as the Knork (see video below).

Wilkes-Barre Times Leader - Dec 15, 1945



Popular Science - Aug 1946



Posted By: Alex - Wed Apr 19, 2017
Category: Inventions





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"Peas are a bit difficult..."

Maybe that newfangled spoon thing would help there.
Posted by A Nonny Mouse on 04/19/17 at 08:26 AM
I had a spork at one time years ago during my backpacking / camping days. Went to look for it last night after reading this but it seems to have gone missing over the years. It was a practical piece of equipment.
Posted by KDP in Madill, OK on 04/20/17 at 07:51 AM
The knork may be a "national phenomenon," but how well does it fling stuff when you're in a food fight? That's the most important thing.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 04/20/17 at 06:06 PM
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