According to the Government of Prince Edward Island, Canada, the egg
carton was invented by Watson duChemin.
The Official Website of the Government of Prince Edward Island, Canada
?200 Years of Learning and Innovation?
?In the tradition of Watson Duchemin, the Charlottetown inventor who
created the egg carton and an early form of the roller bearing in the
1860s, Prince Edward Island companies and institutions continue to
The Island Register
?Letters from P.E.I. - To the Editor, Watson duChemin, Inventor, March 2, 1932?
?He also was the original inventor of the "Compartment Egg Case", now
adopted to countless uses for the carriage of glass and fragile goods.
This invention, originally of taped compartments, was imitated by one,
Stevens, in substituting cardboard for tape. It appeared an
infringement upon the original patent, but Stevens being a young
mechanic of limited means, and the substitution being much cheaper and
a public benefit, Watson DuChemin, who aspired after art and the
public good rather than monetary gain refused to interfere.?
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