Sticky end for glue inventor
THE American man credited with inventing Super Glue has died. He was 94. Harry Wesley Coover Jr was working for Tennessee Eastman Company, a division of Eastman Kodak, when an accident helped lead to the popular adhesive being discovered. An assistant was distressed that some brand new refractometer prisms were ruined when they were glued together by the substance. In 1951, Coover and another researcher recognised the potential for the strong adhesive, and it was first sold in 1958, according to the company’s website.