This Day in Jewish History Birth of a Salesman

S.J. Popeil, the genius behind the Veg-O-Matic and the Chop-O-Matic, created simple and useful tools and peddled them on television.

January 22, 1915, is the birth date of S.J. Popeil, inventor of the Veg-O-Matic and Chop-O-Matic, among many other time-saving devices. His genius was not just a tinkerer’s soul, which inspired him to constantly create simple but useful and reliable tools, but in pioneering a style of sales via demonstration that when partnered with the reach of television made it possible to sell unlimited units.