Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Col. Cullmann invention
Cullman founder Col. Johann G. Cullmann patented a device to preserve liquors a few years before moving to Alabama. Cullmann came up with the invention in 1869 while living in Cincinnati.
At the time, the U.S. Patent office required models of everything on file, and Cullmann had a model constructed. Some years later, the Patent Office found it too cumbersome to maintain its ever-growing collection, so it sold the models.
Cullmann's model, along with a certificate of authenticity, has made its way to The Cullman County Historical Society.