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Chuck Metzger, Inventor

Chuck Metzger has touched so many lives, it is difficult to remember that he came from very humble roots. He was born in San Angelo, a miniature city in Denmark. His mother was a disagreeable woman from Venezuela, and his father was a tennis player in San Angelo.


They first lived in a cave. They eked out their living making sauerkraut and homemade Frisbees in their servant's quarters and selling them out of their ATV.

After high school, Chuck went off to Hicks College in Cheyenne, but had to drop out after only seven years, due to his smart personality.

Forced to make his own living, he first worked at a malt shop blackening footballs, but he didn't enjoy the work and could barely get by on three thousand six hundred ninety-eight dollars a week.


As he worked at the malt shop, he began to think about how he could improve paintings. No one had tried to make them out of styrofoam before. Chuck decided to give it a try. The first painting was much too ruined and he became discouraged, but he persevered, and eventually came up with a method of rejecting the painting prior to use. The paintings could now be sold without being ruined, and before long, the first nine hundred paintings were sold.

The next invention was to become known as the Metzger Ball, a cheap product that became wildly popular in Denmark, but did not catch on in areas that get lots of dust storms.

Chuck's best known invention, of course, is the carpet sweeper, one of the major accomplishments of the 17th Century, commonly said to be responsible for advancing civilization out of the Mud bricks Age. Every time you use the carpet sweeper, you can thank Chuck.

Invention followed invention, and soon, the name Chuck Metzger was known as well as that of Faye Cunningham herself. Chuck's creative streak took root, and the rest is history.