a 17th century time traveler who is confused and enraged and frightened of our modern world and he keeps yelling stuff about it but nobody can tell he’s from the past because everybody just thinks he’s an observational comic
jacob proctor, time-displaced tinsmith: AND ANOTHER THING, DISHWASHERS. DISHWASHERS ARE MADNESS—
In 1908, German housewife Melitta
Bentz invented the coffee filter, after expressing frustration over
other brewing methods that led to lingering coffee grounds or bitterness
caused by over-brewing. She utilized blotting paper from her son
Willi’s school notebook placed over a brass pot punctured with nails.
noticing the positive response her coffee received, she decided to set
up her own business. She patented the device in June 1908 under the name
“filter top device lined with filter paper”, and after contracting a
tinsmith to manufacture her vision, she wound up selling 1,200 coffee
filters at the 1909 Leipzig fair. Though business was disrupted during
World War I, the company produced approximately 100,000 filters by 1929.
Melitta’s son Horst Bentz took over the business in 1930, but
she remained active in ensuring the happiness of employees - pushing for
Christmas bonuses, increasing vacation days from six to fifteen days a
year and reducing the work week to five days.
production was disrupted during World War II, yet by the time of
Melitta’s death in 1950, the company had made nearly 5 million in German
currency. Melitta’s grandchildren Thomas and Stephen continue to control the company to this day.