Next time you pull an egg carton from
the fridge, pause and remember Joseph Coyle.
Who's he? He invented the egg carton in 1911 to solve
a dispute. A farmer was shipping eggs to a hotel and the
eggs often arrived
broken. The hotel owner and the farmer blamed one another
and no one was happy.
(All images and documentation courtesy of the Bulkley
Valley Museum, Highway 16 and Main St, Smithers, BC)
L. Coyle with daughter Ellen with her little
playmate Violet Whitlow (the only two children
in Aldermere at this time), at the McNeil's Store
May 18, 1913