Special Report

Famous Inventions Named After Their Creator

Source: Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

> Inventor: Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington
> Year it was invented: 1800s
> Description: Rubber boots

Military and fashion sometimes go hand in hand. One early example isn the Wellington boot. Sometime in the 1800s, Arthur Wellesley, who was then Viscount Wellington, asked his shoemaker to design a pair of boots that were more comfortable to wear with his new pair of pants. RemovingThe removal of the tassel and making the boots lower andso it’s easier to ride in them did the trick.

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