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Andrew Toti

  • Birth 24 Jun 1915 Visalia, Tulare County, California, USA
  • Death 20 Mar 2005 Modesto, Stanislaus County, California, USA
  • Burial Hughson, Stanislaus County, California, USA
  • Memorial ID 10693589

Inventor. He created the Mae West life vest and held over 500 patents for his numerous inventions, including the pull tab on soft drink and beer cans. Born in Visalia, California, he attended Modesto High through the 10th grade, but dropped out of high school and then finished his education via night school followed by correspondence courses in drafting and mechanical engineering. As a young man working for his parents he invented the automatic chicken plucker, which revolutionized the poultry business; most recently he co-invented the Endo-Flex endotracheal tube, a breathing tube used during surgery.

Bio by: Fred Beisser


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Fred Beisser
  • Added: 28 Mar 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10693589
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Andrew Toti (24 Jun 1915–20 Mar 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10693589, citing Lakewood Memorial Park, Hughson, Stanislaus County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .