The “Asbestos Gloves Inventor” is or was an anthropomorphic pig.


Around 1887, this inventor became one of the few prospectors ever to outsmart "smartest-of-the-smarties" Scrooge McDuck in the middle of a gold rush: while Scrooge was powerless to reach gold in the Transvaal which was melting out of some rocks due to the heat, he invented asbestos gloves and used them to collect the literal liquid gold. Scrooge told this story to Duckburg Burrow Number 13 while trying to warn them off against the follies of gold rushes, around 1963.

Behind the scenesEdit

The Asbestos Gloves Inventor appears in flashback form in the 1963 Carl Barks story The Loony Lunar Gold Rush.

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