A New Jersey Inventors Club
Dedicated to advising members in the proper steps leading to the development and patent of their ideas and inventions.
If you have a new idea, and you're unsure what to do next, we're here to help guide you.
Our meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at:
Costa's Restaurant - Roselle Park, NJ
Meetings are free and open to the public.
Dinner & Networking - 6:30 - 8 pm
New Member Orientation - 7 pm
Meeting (usually a speaker) - 8 pm
For more info about our meetings, including a meeting schedule, please click the "MEETINGS" tab at the top of the page. Full Schedule Here
Our Scheduled Speaker for Tuesday - March 11, 2014
Author: Linda J. Barth
A History of Inventing in New Jersey:
From Thomas Edison to the Ice Cream Cone
Many people are familiar with Edison’s “invention factory” in Menlo Park, where he patented the phonograph, the light bulb, and many more innovations. Yet many other ideas have grown in the Garden State, too—New Jerseyans brought sound and music to movies and built the very first drive-in theater. In addition to the first cultivated blueberry, tasty treats like ice cream cones and M&M’s® are also Jersey natives. Iconic aspects of American life, like Bubble Wrap®, the boardwalk, the Band-Aid®, and even professional baseball itself started in New Jersey. Life would be a lot harder without the vacuum cleaner, plastic, and air-conditioning, and many other important advances in medicine and surgery were developed here.
Join author Linda Barth as she explores groundbreaking, useful, fun, and even silly inventions and their New Jersey roots.
Linda Barth has been a fan of New Jersey for a long time. As a fourth-grade teacher, she tried to focus students’ attention on the positive aspects of our state: its diverse geography, agriculture, industry, and famous firsts and inventions. A lifelong resident of the Garden State, Linda has served on the board of Celebrate NJ!, a grassroots movement that builds pride in and fosters a brighter future for New Jersey through educational programs and promotional initiatives. She has written two books on the D&R Canal for Arcadia Publishing and two children’s picture books: Bridgetender’s Boy, published by the National Canal Museum in 2005, and Hidden New Jersey, from Charlesbridge Publishing in 2012. A History of Inventing in New Jersey: From Thomas Edison to the Ice Cream Cone, published by the History Press, was released in August 2013. She has also contributed to the Encyclopedia of New Jersey.
(In the back of the Costa's Restaurant and not in Costa's Pizza Shop)
120 Chestnut Street
Roselle Park, NJ
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Dining is at your own expense. Please purchase food and beverage to support a free meeting place.
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