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Walter E Diemer
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Birth: Jan. 8, 1904
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jan. 9, 1998
Lancaster County
Pennsylvania, USA

Was the inventor of the bubble gum, and also was an accountant.

Walter Diemer, a young accountant was trying to create a large, dry bubble that wouldn't burst in the face of kids.
Experimenting with a new batch of bubblegum mix, Diemer blew a huge, beautiful bubble that eventually burst in his face, but remarkably, peeled off easily. There were some minor mix, but eventually Diemer removed all the quirks and even added the pink color that is still associated with bubble gum.
(Pink was the only kind of food coloring he had available at the time.)

Diemer came up with Double Bubble in 1928 when he was working as an accountant for the Philadelphia gum maker Fleer Corp. He made a 5-pound batch that was tested in a Philadelphia grocery store that same year by Fleer. It sold out in an afternoon. Diemer taught Fleer salesmen how to blow bubbles so they could demonstrate the product when they sold the penny-a-piece candy.

Diemer retired from Fleer Corp. in 1970 as senior vice president, then served on the board for 15 years.

Married: 2 wives.
1. Adelaide. died in 1990
2. Florence Freeman Kohler. Married in 1996.

1 son
1 daughter

Walter was Catholic.

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Created by: R.C.
Record added: May 08, 2013
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Walter E Diemer
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Walter E Diemer
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 Added: Aug. 3, 2013

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