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Shopping With Taizo Yamamoto

    Taizo Yamamoto Shopping Carts

    The lonely shopping cart is sprawled in many shopping areas all over the world, without them life would be a bit hard transporting many things. Taizo Yamamoto has a love affair with shopping carts, he draws them with graphite and pencil. Some artists love drawing nudes or fruits, Taizo Yamamoto loves drawing shopping carts. To some they look all alike but they are quite unique in many aspects.

    shopping cartOne of the first shopping carts was introduced on June 4, 1937, the invention of Sylvan Goldman, owner of the Humpty Dumpty supermarket chain in Oklahoma City (another shopping-cart innovator was Orla Watson). One night, in 1936, Goldman sat in his office wondering how customers might move more groceries. He stared idly at a wooden folding chair. Put a basket on the seat and wheels on the legs. Goldman and one of his employees, Fred Young, a mechanic, began tinkering. Their first shopping cart was a metal frame that held two wire baskets.

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    Tony M.