This day in Oklahoma history: June 4

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – The world’s first shopping cart was introduced in Oklahoma City on June 4, 1937.

According to the Oklahoma Historical Society, Sylvan Goldman created the first shopping cart based on a wooden folding chair design.

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Goldman later manufactured the carts at a business he established called the Folding Carrier Company.

Sylvan Goldman,
Sylvan Goldman,
Sylvan Goldman,
Sylvan Goldman,

Despite their popularity today, Goldman’s carts were not an instant success. Now, shopping carts are essential and used on a regular basis.

Sylvan died at his Oklahoma City home on November 26, 1984, one week after his wife passed away.

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