Sprocket’s Everyday Items: Paperclip

Inventing the paperclip

PaperclipInventor: William D. Middlebrook

Date of Patent: 7th November 1899

More info: Paperclips are such a standard part of life that it seems strange to think of a time when we didn’t have them.

But Paperclips orginiated at the beginning of the 19th century when we had the technology that could cut and bend steel.

The first ever paperclip had a pretty amazing name too. it was called – The Gem!

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