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What is it?
Invented in 1930 by Richard Drew
Worked at 3M Company in St. Paul, Minnesota
Wanted to help auto painters make clean
dividing lines on two-color paint jobs
First waterproof, see-through, pressure-
Initial response was to put tape on market
Scotch Brand Magic Transparent Tape ®
invented in 1961
Tape never discolored and could be
Was originally meant as an attractive, moisture-
proof way for grocers, bakers, and meat packers
to seal food wrap
Was very well received at first
Development of heat sealing decreased
use of tape in this way
Was used by Americans to mend many things
Torn books & documents
Ripped window shades
Damaged currency & bills
The Tape Dispenser
Invented by John A. Borden, another 3M
engineer in 1932
Had a built-in cutter blade
Origins of the name
Idea for name came from quote that
bodyshop painter said
"Take this tape back to those Scotch bosses
of yours and tell them to put more adhesive on it!"
Scotch Brand Cellulose Tape invented five years later
Made from oils, resins, rubber, and had a
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