Long before pocket-size packs and foil wrappers, chewing gum was marketed in far more ornate packages. Entrepreneur Thomas Adams (1818-1905) and his gum company Adams & Sons were great innovators of the business. Adams was the first to make gum using chicle from South America, and the product, Chiclets, is still popular today. Adams & Sons also pioneered machine production of gum, sold the first flavored gum, and were the first to install chewing gum vending machines in the New York City subways. Click the image to expand.