On this day 75 years ago, a patent was filed by Elliot Spinnaker for a meat bleaching process that produced white sausages. These were marketed for three years under the name "Snow-wurst" and proved wildly popular until it came to light that the bleaching process left chemicals in the meat that could produce lesions of the throat and tongue. Snow-wurst was discontinued and Spinnaker dropped out of sight and was not heard from again.