Eureka, Eh? (Special) (1980)

Canadian inventors have plenty of persistence. What they don't have, according to this study, is financial backing. The program travels from coast to coast to visit inventors and their gadgets. Most of the former fit the common and sometimes comic image- they're backyard tinkerers. And most of their brainchildren are orphans, in need of money to get them into production and on the market. Among those profiled are Frank Davies and Joe Walcer, who have a simplified and very efficient lightweight car engine; farmers Josie and Kelly Krammer, who built a flexible cultivator to cope with irregular terrain; and Robert Hingston, whose baby-feeding device works like a caulking gun.

Aired on Dec 14, 1980

Russ Germain .... Narrator

Original Broadcaster(s): CBC

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