Today, artificial Christmas trees are a standard feature at Christmas time and are all over the streets. What you might not expect, however, is that the original manufacturer of the modern artificial Christmas tree was a.
A company that makes toilet brushes.
Addis Brush co, an industrial company from England, created the first artificial Christmas tree in the 1930s using the same machine used to produce toilet brushes and the same bristles as toilet brushes. The hair of horses, cows and other animals was dyed green and then successfully transformed into "artificial pine branches". Although the Germans had already started to make Christmas trees with green dyed goose feathers before this, it was not until Addis started to produce artificial Christmas trees on a large scale that they were produced.
It is worth mentioning that the world's first mass-produced toothbrush is believed to have been made in 1780 by William Addis, the Englishman who was the founder of Addis. This company, indeed, had a knack for making brushes.
That said, while a toilet brush with a Christmas tree sounds tasty, it didn't stop the invention from being popular.
And in the 1950s, Addis patented the aluminum Christmas tree. Aluminum Christmas trees were also popular for a while, but their biggest drawback was that they couldn't withstand electric shocks,
so they couldn't be decorated with the traditional strings of lights. After a decade or so, aluminum Christmas trees became unpopular.
They were replaced by artificial Christmas trees made of PVC plastic, which have been popular since the 1980s. The advantages of this material are obvious: it is easy to assemble and decorate, and the resemblance to a real tree is extremely high. By the way, the manufacturing line of many Christmas trees is still very similar to that of a toilet brush. The following picture shows the process of cutting out Christmas tree branches and leaves from green plastic.
Plastic Christmas trees are easy to produce and process, so it's easy to take them forward. Today, artificial Christmas trees are gaining momentum. As you can see from the statistics of Christmas tree sales in the United States in the past 15 years, artificial Christmas trees have gradually encroached on the territory of real trees.
Post time: Nov-17-2022