A man with many talents!
Rube was a Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist, sculptor and author.
He was born in San Francisco on July 4, 1883.
He had many careers in his life such as an engineer for the City of San Francisco Water and Sewers Department and working as a cartoonist for a few newspapers.
He was also a founding member of the National Cartoonist Society.
Rube had many talents; however is was best known for his invention.
He is famous for The Rube Goldberg contraption – an elaborate set of arms, wheels, gears, handles, cups and rods, put in motion by balls, canary cages, pails, boots, bathtubs, paddles and live animals – takes a simple task and makes it extraordinarily complicated.
Rube did not build the machines he drew, but his cartoons have inspired many people to make them.
Schools around the country have competitions based on his ideas.
His legacy represents the best in American innovation, humor and unconventional thinking.