James Albert Bonsack

James Albert Bonsack

James Albert Bonsack

to get instant updates about 'James Albert Bonsack' on your MyPage. Meet other similar minded people. Its Free!


All Updates

James Albert Bonsack (October 9, 1859, Roanoke, Virginia, U.S. – June 2, 1924, Philadelphia) invented in 1880 the first cigarette rolling machine.

Until then cigarettes had been rolled by hand. Readymade cigarettes were a luxury item, but became increasingly popular.Bennett, W.: , Science '80, September/October 1980. URL last accessed 2006-10-11.—was insufficient to satisfy the demands in the 1870s. In 1875, the Allan & Ginter company in Richmond, Virginia offered a prize of US$ 75,000 for the invention of a machine able to roll cigarettes. Bonsack took up the challenge and left school to devote his time to building such a machine. In 1880, he had a first working prototype, which was destroyed by a fire while in storage at Lynchburg, Virginia. from...... ...
Read More

No feeds found

Posting your question. Please wait!...

No updates available.
No messages found
Suggested Pages
Tell your friends >
about this page
 Create a new Page
for companies, colleges, celebrities or anything you like.Get updates on MyPage.
Create a new Page
 Find your friends
  Find friends on MyPage from