- The windshield Wiper was invented here in Buffalo.
- The TRICO building is one of very few buildings in Buffalo that are excellent examples of a “daylight” factory. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001 because of how important this building is both physically and emotionally.
- The Oishei Foundation (founder of TRICO and inventor of windshield wiper) continues to serve Buffalo for the greater good as a result of their success in Buffalo over the last 100 years.
Here is the story about the invention of the windshield wiper via wiki.
“When a bicyclist and a National Roadster collided on a Buffalo, New York, street one rainy night in 1917, it was an impact felt around the world. Although the cyclist was not seriously injured, the accident was enough to profoundly shake the driver of the car, Buffalo theatre owner J.R. Oishei. Vowing that such an accident should never happen again, Oishei was determined to improve the ability of drivers to see during bad weather. He said that hitting the bicyclist was “a harrowing experience which imprinted on my mind the definite need for maintaining vision while driving in the rain.”
The company Oishei formed, the Tri-Continental Corporation, introduced the first windshield wiper, Rain Rubber, for the slotted, two-piece windshields found on many of the automobiles of the time.”
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