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The inventor of stick candy is unknown, but the Lollipop name was trademarked by George Smith in 1931. Smith claimed to have named it after his favorite race horse.
Samuel Born had already invented a machine that inserted sticks into candy, called the Born Sucker Machine, in San Francisco in 1916.

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A lollipop is a type of confectionery consisting of a sweetmeat of hard candy or water-ice ... There is some speculation that lollipops were invented during the American Civil War (1861–1865). Others believe some version of the lollipop has  ...

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Not wanting to waste the sweet nectar, they most likely licked the stick, thus inventing the world's first lollipop. Good for them (good for us). Archaeologists ...

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In America, the history of the first lollipops has been distorted over time. There is some speculation that lollipops were invented during the American Civil War.

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A Racine, Wis., manufacturing company claims credit for inventing the first lollipop machine. Racine Confectioners Machinery Co. answered an East Coast  ...

www.candyhistory.net/candy-origin/history-of-lollipops

Ever since the first commercial lollipops appeared on the modern market in the early years of 20th century, modern historians and candy makers tried to ...

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George Smith invented the modern style lollpop, although it has been speculated that lollipops have been around since the 1800s. For more evidecnce and ...

www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/meet-11-year-old-who-invented-healthy-lollipop-180960951

Oct 31, 2016 ... Meet the 11-Year-Old Who Invented a Healthy Lollipop. Made with plant-derived sugar alternatives, Alina Morse's Zollipops help reduce the ...

www.aol.com/article/2015/07/19/10-facts-national-lollipop-day/21210691

Jul 19, 2015 ... #9 -- The first high-production machine was invented in 1908. ... was asked to build something that could make a lot of lollipops in a short time.

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The first lollipops are thought to have been invented during the Civil War. They where just hard candy on the tips of pencils for children to nibble on. Others ...