This is probably not an actual BOMB Blast but it is an interesting fork in the bubblegum invention road. In 1909 Fleer sold his company. I don’t know why it happened, but I wonder if there was any chance the failure of Blibber-Blubber had anything to do with it. It could have been that he just didn’t see how it could work out, but that’s just speculation. It’s interesting to note though that the company that bought Fleer’s company held Fleer’s invention, the Chiclet, in such high regard that they added the word “Chiclet” to their name.