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Scotch Tape by Mind Map: Scotch Tape
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Scotch Tape

What is it?

Invented in 1930 by Richard Drew

First waterproof, see-through, pressure- sensitive tape

Scotch Brand Magic Transparent Tape ® invented in 1961


Was originally meant as an attractive, moisture- proof way for grocers, bakers, and meat packers to seal food wrap

Was used by Americans to mend many things

The Tape Dispenser

Invented by John A. Borden, another 3M engineer in 1932

Origins of the name

Idea for name came from quote that bodyshop painter said

Scotch Brand Cellulose Tape invented five years later


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n/a. 3M Scotch Magic Transparent Tape with handheld Dispenser 104NA. N.d. n/a, n/a. Office DEPOT. Taking Care of Business. Web. 16 Jan. 2012.

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