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Sprocket’s Everyday Items: Sticky Tape

Inventing Sellotape

TapeInventor: Richard Drew

Date of Patent: 27th May 1930

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Sticky Tape was invented in 1930 by Richard Drew as a way to seal food wrapping.

Now it’s used for all types of packaging and basically sticking any 2 things together.

Off the back of the original a number a different types were created such as parcel tape, double-sided tape and duct tape.

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