Scotch Tape

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Scotch Tape by Mind Map: Scotch Tape

1. What is it?

1.1. Invented in 1930 by Richard Drew

1.1.1. Worked at 3M Company in St. Paul, Minnesota

1.1.2. Wanted to help auto painters make clean dividing lines on two-color paint jobs

1.2. First waterproof, see-through, pressure- sensitive tape

1.2.1. Initial response was to put tape on market

1.3. Scotch Brand Magic Transparent Tape ® invented in 1961

1.3.1. Tape never discolored and could be written on

2. Uses

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

2.1.1. Was very well received at first

2.1.2. Development of heat sealing decreased use of tape in this way

2.2. Was used by Americans to mend many things

2.2.1. Torn books & documents

2.2.2. Broken toys

2.2.3. Ripped window shades

2.2.4. Damaged currency & bills

3. The Tape Dispenser

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

3.1.1. Had a built-in cutter blade

4. Origins of the name

4.1. Idea for name came from quote that bodyshop painter said

4.1.1. "Take this tape back to those Scotch bosses of yours and tell them to put more adhesive on it!"

4.2. Scotch Brand Cellulose Tape invented five years later

4.2.1. Made from oils, resins, rubber, and had a coated backing

5. Bibliography

5.1. Bellis, Mary. "The History of Scotch Tape: Richard Drew (1886-1982)." Inventors. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Jan. 2012. <

5.2. Hamman, JT. Scotch tape logo replication. N.d. n/a, n/a. flickr from YAHOO!. Web. 16 Jan. 2012.

5.3. n/a. Document Repair Tape. N.d. n/a, n/a. Print File Archival Title. Web. 16 Jan. 2012.

5.4. 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.

5.5. n/a. Tape Dispenser Retro Red. N.d. n/a, n/a. KIKKERLAND. Web. 16 Jan. 2012.