Henry Nock opens his first London Gun workshop which later became Wilkinson Sword®.
Wilkinson Sword® introduces the first “cutthroat” razor known as the Figaro.
W.H. Lawrence invents the first dry cell battery for consumer use.
Playtex® introduces Jhirmack® hair care products, Danskin® dance and activity products, ALMAY® cosmetics, Pennaco and Round-the-Clock hosiery.
(Jhirmack, Danskin, ALMAY, Pennaco, and Round-the-Clock trademarks have been transferred to the current respective owners.)