Native American's are chewing the gum from native sap trees. So on this habit is passed to coming settlers. Settlers improve the sap; mixing it with beeswax.
John B. Curtis makes and sells the very first chewing gum in America. John and brother make this discovery in Maine on top of a Franklin stove. The favor is supposed to be gross and distasteful to many.
Curtis changes his mind to a paraffin gum instead of his spruce gum. Some of the paraffin flavors included: White Mountain, Biggest and Best, Four-in-Hand, Sugar Cream, and Licorice Lulu.
Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna introduces Thomas Adams to the Ancient Chicle.
Although Curtis is credited for the first commercial gum the patent belongs to William Finley Semple. The patent number is 98,304. Semple is from Ohio, his occupation was a dentist.
Thomas Adams takes his knowledge and patents a machine that makes gum.
This new victory is found by John Colgan. He finds a way to make the flavor stay even while chewing.
The Adams' chewing gum becomes the first gum to be sold in vending machine. The vending machine was located in a New York subway station.
Dentyne gum is created by Franklin V. Canning in New York.
Frank Fleer invented the first bubble gum called Blibber-Blubber. However, the bubble blowing chewing gum was never sold to the public.
Wriggly Doublement dominates the chewing gum filed. William Wrigley Jr., and Henry Fleer are responsible for adding the now popular mint and fruit extracts to the unappetizing chicle chewing gum.
An employee of the Frank H. Fleer Company, Walter Diemer invented the successful pink colored Double Bubble, bubble gum. The very first bubble gum was invented by Frank H. Fleer in 1906 and called Bibber Blabber. Diemer simply perfected the old recipe.
Trident White hits the store shelves with patented ingredients to whiten and remineralize teeth. Imitations soon follow the original product.