The exact history of cotton candy is uncertain, but the invention of machine-spun cotton candy is credited to William Morrison and John C. Wharton, who invented it in 1897 and introduced it under the name "Fairy Floss" at the 1904 World's Fair.
Cotton candy is a form of spun sugar. According to the New York Times, the
confection "is ... Machine-spun cotton candy was invented in 1897 by the dentist
William Morrison and confectioner Joh...
Machine-spun cotton candy was introduced in 1897 by William Morrison and
John C. Warton. The two Tennessee candy-makers invented the world's first
May 24, 2012 ... A dentist invented cotton candy. We swear we're not making that up. The year?
1897. The place? Nashville, Tennessee. Dentist William ...
The Invention of Cotton Candy. Cotton candy is a soft confection that look like a
fluffy mass of cotton (but there is no cotton in cotton candy).
Jul 15, 2016 ... Perversely enough, cotton candy was invented by dentist William Morrison, with
the help of confectioner John C. Wharton. Together, in 1897 ...
May 28, 2015 ... Cotton candy is basically sugar, air, and a touch of food coloring. ... named John
C. Wharton partnered with an amateur inventor named William ...
Two men from Nashville, John C. Wharton and William Morris, patented the first
modern cotton candy machine in 1897. In 1900, another American, Thomas ...
The next time you order a bright, fluffy, sticky mouthful of cotton candy, remember
this strange fact: it was invented by a dentist. In 1897, William J. Morrison, the ...
William J. Morrison (1860-1926): co-inventor of the cotton candy machine. ... In
1897, he and John C. Wharton (a fellow Nashville candy maker) conceived and ...