Two Columbus products named to Time magazine’s best inventions list

Time magazine has named two Columbus products — a cosmetic brush and a non-slip toolbox — to its list of “50 Best Inventions of the Year.”

Tom Burden, inventor of the Grypmat toolbox, was an Air Force mechanic working on F-16 jets. He became frustrated when his tools kept sliding off the airplanes he was servicing. The Celina native realized that there was a simple solution — a non-slip rubberized tool tray — and came up with a prototype in his basement. Burden launched the Grypmat after his Kickstarter campaign was fully funded in only 10 hours.

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Story excerpt provided by The Columbus Dispatch.

Written by Tim Feran.

Originally published December 4, 2018.

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