Firsts

Springfield in United States
1636 – William Pynchon

Meat Packer Exporting Salt Pork
1641 – William Pynchon

American Armory
1794 – Springfield Armory

American Made Musket
1795 – Springfield Armory

American Dictionary
1806 – Merriam-Webster, Inc.

Lathe
1820 – Thomas Blanchard

Modern Burning Steam Carriage
1826 –Thomas Blanchard

Major American History Book
1830 – George Bancroft

Kitchen Friction Match
1834 – Chapin & Phillips Company

Rubber Stamp
1844 – Charles Goodyear

Clamp-On Ice Skate
1849 – Everett Hosmer Barney (Barney & Berry, Inc.)

National Horse Show in United States
1853

Adjustable Monkey Wrench
1854 – Bemis & Call Company Employee

School Colors
1855 – Harvard vs. Yale Rowing Race

American Sleeping (Pullman) Car
1857 – Wason Company

American Popular Parlor Game
1860 – The Checkered Game of Life by the Milton Bradley Company

Pocket-Sized Travel Games
1861 – Game for Soldiers by the Milton Bradley Company

United States Registered Bank
1863 –  National Bank of Springfield

Producer of Supplementary Education Material for Kindergarten Education
1869 – Milton Bradley Company

Post Card in United States
1873 – Morgan Envelope Factory

Dog Show in United States
1875 – Springfield Rod & Gun Club

Social Service Agency in United States
1877 – Union Relief Association

Planned Residential Neighborhood
1881 – John and William McKnight

Music Appreciation Course
1882 – Springfield Public Schools

Revolver Club
1886

Basketball Game
1892 – Dr. James Naismith

Marketable Gasoline Driven Automobile
1896 – Charles E and J. Frank Duryea

Public Wading Pond in United States
1899 – Forest Park

Successful Motorcycle
1901- Indian Motocycle

Window Envelope
1902 – U. S. Envelope Company

Motorized Fire Department
1907 – Springfield Fire Department

Camp Fire Girls
1910 – Charlotte Guilick

Factory Air Conditioning
1911 – Bosch Magneto Company
Agricultural Course
1912 – Hampden County Improvement League

Physical Education Course
1912 – International Y. M. C. A. College (Springfield College)

Basketball
1912 – Victor Sporting Goods Company of Springfield

American Regiment Decorated with Croix de Guerre
1918 – Second Massachusetts Regiment

Community Chest
1918

Junior Achievement
1919 – Horace A. Moses

Rolls Royce American Automobile Plant
1920 – Frederick Royce

Commercial Radio Station in United States
1921 – WBZA

Test Market for Frozen Foods
1930 – Clarence Birdseye

American Built Planetarium
1937 – Springfield Science Museum

Fluorescent Lighting System
1939 – Springfield Armory

American Discount Store
1949 – King’s

UHF TV Station in United States
1953  – WWLP-22News

Other Notables

Good Year Tires – 1844

Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company – 1851

Smith & Wesson – 1852

Good Housekeeping Magazine – 1885

Springfield Rifle – 1892

M-1 Rifle – 1919

Friendly Ice Cream Corporation – 1935

Breck Shampoo – 1936

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