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Lipstick (1915)
by Maurice Levy

     Lipstick has been with us for centuries, but without a convenient package, women couldn't carry it around. In 1915, US inventor Maurice Levy attached a solid lipstick to a sliding carrier inside a metal tube with a lid. The lipstick could be slid out for use, then put back safely inside its container to protect handbags and pockets. Lipstick soon became more widely used.