The Day-Glo Brothers
The True Story of Bob and Joe Switzer's Bright Ideas and Brand-new ColorsBook - 2009
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When an accident left Bob recovering in a darkened basement, he and his brother Joe began experimenting with ultraviolet light and fluorescent paints. Together they invented a whole new kind of color, one that glows with an extra-special intensity ... Day-Glo.
SchoolCorps Apr 05, 2021
Joe and Bob Switzer were very different brothers. Bob was a studious planner who wanted to grow up to be a doctor. Joe dreamed of making his fortune in show business and loved magic tricks and problem-solving. When an accident left Bob recovering in a darkened basement, the brothers began experim... Read More »
The story of two brothers stumbled on a formula for colors that glow with an extra-special intensity—Day-Glo colors.
multcolib_recommends4 Sep 10, 2013
Describes the discovery of fluorescent paint by Bob and Joe Switzer, who experimented for years before finding the formula for creating colors which could glow in sunlight, a feature which led to the paint being used for safety items around the world.
multcolib_recommends2 May 19, 2014
What started as an attempt to liven up a magic show becomes so much more! Before 1935, fluorescent colors did not exist. Barton discusses how two brothers worked together to create the eye-popping hues.
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