Who invented paintrollers? How did they come up with it?

The paint roller was invented by Norman Breakey of Toronto in 1940

I’m thinking… is that some kind of new slang for painkillers? :smack:

Ah, what the heck - I’m in a good mood so I even did your legwork and found a link. Normy B. appears in a number of web pages discussing Canadian inventions. Poor bastard never got rich off the idea. People stole his idea and he couldn’t afford to battle them.

Here’s a link:

Hey, search his name for kicks.

All trollers are pain trollers…


I, too, thought it was a morphing of the words “pain controllers”. :smack:

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