Inventions from Oklahoma

Introduction:Okies are just downright smart. They have come up with many clever inventions that are useful and improve safety. Items that are used every day have come from the great state of Oklahoma.

  • 01

    Shopping Cart

    Sylvan Goldman invented the shopping cart in Ardmore, Oklahoma. He was employed by Standard Food Markets and Humpty Dumpty Store. It was first used on June 4, 1937 in Oklahoma City.

  • 02

    Parking Meter

    Carl C. Magee, of Oklahoma City, patented a "coin controlled parking meter," now known as the parking meter. It was first installed on May 13, 1935 in Oklahoma City.

  • 03

    Yeild Sign

    Clinton Riggs designed the first YEILD sign. It was first used in Tulsa, but only on a trail basis. They are now seen all over the country.

  • 04

    Nexrad

    Next Generation Weather Radar, known as NEXRAD, was invented at the School of Meteorology at the University of Oklahoma. The home the Operation Facility for this program is still at the University of Oklahoma.

  • 05

    Electric Guitar

    The electric guitar was invented by Bob Dunn in 1935. Bob Dunn was from Beggs, Oklahoma. The electric guitar is used in many different forms of music.


Final Thoughts

Amazing all the cool gadgets that have come from the Sooner State! These were just a few of many other interesting inventions and creative creations that Oklahomans have developed.

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