Celebrity Invention 1
Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens) received his first patent (#121,992) for the "Improvement in Adjustable and Detachable Straps for Garments" on December 19, 1871. The strap was used to tighten shirts at the waist, and was supposed to take the place of suspenders.
Twain patented his self-pasting scrapbook in 1873 and contrary to a popular myth, it was a success. The folding advertising leaflet at bottom is American; the pink leaflet is English, and the catalogue at left dates from 1901 and lists the dozens of formats and bindings available.
Additional Trivia: Why Did Samuel Clemens Use the Pen Name of Mark Twain?
Mark twain is a term used in steam boat piloting. It means the water is 13 Mark Twain's dream job was to be a pilot of a steam boat so he used the term as his pen name.
He got famous after he used it so he kept on using the name Mark Twain.