Springfield Trivia

At one point I read a story in Springfield’s State-Journal Register the Bill Cellini had invented and patented a shower curtain that bowed outward. He installed them in the Hotel Renaissance, which was financed by never-recovered state money approved by Governor Jim Thompson and State Treasurer Jerry Cosentino.

I have a feeling Cellini’s excellent idea was widely copied by other companies.

We saw the same concept at the Key Lime Water Park in Gurnee last spring:

And this past weekend at the old Treasurer Island Hotel, now re-named Hotel Rome, there was another piece of Bill Cellini in the Wisconsin Dells bathroom, connected to the Mt. Olympus Water Park:

So, Bill Cellini doesn’t have to be in the newspapers for me to think of him.

I remember him every time I see this quite practical and innovative idea.

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