Stainless Steel


Stainless steel.  What can I say?  It’s everywhere.  It doesn’t rust.

But where did it come from?  And how long has it been around?

This FirstMention from the New York Times of January 31, 1915 tells the tale.

And there you have it…don’t forget to put those knives and forks in the diswasher, now.

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Our FirstMention research on the origin of popular words, names and phrases is carried out in many sources, including historical newspaper archives, online family history records, state archives, and old books.