That, I believe, is the onlything Joe said to me. But he knew I needed my own thing tosell. And he thought in terms of product and do thou likewise. How to Find and Get Exclusive Rights to a Great Product Including the “Unlimited ” Source Guide (Cash-At-Home System: Mail Order Made Easy Volume 2. View Joe Cossman’s profile on LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional community. Joe has 1 job listed on their profile. See the complete profile on LinkedIn.

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He also made millions of dollars selling various novelties and conducting sales seminars. Predictably, the publicity got him on the morning network television talk shows, where he gleefully discussed his potato-firing pistol. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

E.J. Cossman, 84; Ant Farm, Spud Gun Made Him Fortune

They sold novelty items around the country and also sold soap to jor in Europe. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. More than 2 million farms have been sold since its introduction nearly half a century ago. Retrieved December 30, from Encyclopedia.

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Cossman’s other innovation was a fishing lure that smells like meat. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Low to High Price: Get to Know Us. He started his career before World War II as a door-to-door salesman. Then I’d market it as if it were my own product. Print this article Print all entries for this topic Cite this article.


Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. He formed a partnership with the seller of shrunken heads, abandoned cheap art and in a year sold 2 million of the little skulls. Cossman bought the spud gun-making machinery and solicited potatoes from growers, promising the toy would solve their economic problems. Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over jow and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.

Cossman liked to offer speeches at public libraries, crediting them as the source of his self-education about patent rights and marketing. So, as he later would advise those attending his seminars, he acted. High to Low Avg.

For the things he didn’t invent, he said, “I contacted the manufacturers and got exclusive rights in writing. Cossman sold his half of the company to Levine in and embarked on a second career conducting seminars and selling books on how to become rich as an entrepreneur; he also was among the first to use the television infomercial, creating half-hour programs that helped to sell cossmah seminar courses.


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Cossman was an entrepreneur who was the creator of the ant farm. Help us improve our Author Pages by updating your bibliography and submitting a new or current image and biography.

Later in life, he earned an MBA from Pepperdine, which decided his career experience amounted to a self-tutored bachelor’s degree. The two inventions were the ant farm and a fishing lure that smelled like meat.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Dubious, Cossman checked with the U. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Please try your request again later. Cossman turned to other pursuits, becoming one of the first to pay for half-hour blocks of television time to advertise the seminars he would stage for a fee across the U.