Sam Born

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Sam Born (September 10, 1891 – March 23, 1959) was an American businessman, candy-maker and inventor.


Born to a Jewish family in Russia, Born immigrated to the United States in 1910.[1] In 1916, Sam Born was awarded the "key to the city" of San Francisco for inventing a machine that mechanically inserted sticks into lollipops. In 1923, in New York City he founded Just Born company, a candy manufacturer that still manufactures Peeps, Mike and Ike and Hot Tamales.