Snow globes were accidentally invented by a medical tool repair man. He was trying to make a brighter light bulb for operating rooms, so he tried using a water filled glass with reflective particles to do this. The effect looked like snow to him which is how he got the idea for snow globes.
World Stories | The Austrian Who Invented the Snow Globe
Every family has its share of interesting characters. For the Perzy family in Vienna, Austria, that family member was Erwin Perzy I. In 1900, the innovative Austrian created a whimsical item that would touch the world and kick off a family business that spanned generations.
In 1900, you see, Erwin Perzy I invented the snow globe.
The story of how he accidentally invented this delightful creation is the stuff of family lore. According to Erwin Perzy III, the grandson of Mr. Perzy I, it all came about with a request for better lighting.
The Invention of the Snow Globe in Vienna
In 1900, the first Mr. Perzy, only 24 years old at the time, specialized in designing and repairing medical tools. He liked experimenting and trying ne… Continue Reading (4 minute read)