- Dumpster (brand)
The word Dumpster came from the Dempster-Dumpster system of mechanically loading the contents of standardised containers onto garbage trucks, which was patented by
Dempster Brothersin the 1930s. The containers were called Dumpsters, a portmanteauof the company's name with the word dump. However, it took the Dempster Dumpmaster, the first successful front-loading garbage truck (and which used this system), to popularize the word.
The word dumpster has at least two trademarks associated with it [
USPTOregistration numbers 0743745 and 0785783] , but today it is often used as a genericized trademark(see dumpster (term)).
Dumpster in popular culture
An episode of
The Simpsons(" The Otto Show") parodies the genericized trademarkissue when Bart Simpsonfinds school bus driver Otto homeless: [http://www.snpp.com/episodes/8F21.html]
:Bart: Otto-Man? You're living in a dumpster?:Otto: Ho, man, I wish. Dumpster-brand trash bins are top-of-the-line. This is just a Trash-Co waste disposal unit.
* [http://www.classicrefusetrucks.com/DEa.html Classic Refuse Trucks (photographs)]
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