Potato Fact #177

Karl Eisner popularized the iconic Swiss Army Knife in the late 1800s. About 50 years later, Alfred Neweczeral invented the quintessential Swiss potato peeler: the Rex peeler, which has just six parts, costs about $1.50 and is manufactured by a small operation near Zurich that employs only 10 people. The Rex peeler has sold over 60 million times and was featured on a Swiss postage stamp in 2004.