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Posted by on May. 29, 2013 at 6:23 AM
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NATIONAL PAPERCLIP DAY

National Paperclip Day is celebrated each year on May 29.  Yes, even the paperclip has it’s own day of honor. Today is about that well-known piece of curved wire that keeps our papers together and helps keep us organized.

However there are much earlier claims to invention of the paperclip, according to the Early Office Museum, the first patent for a “bent wire paper clip” was presented to Samuel B. Fay in the United States in 1867.   The original intention of Fay’s clip was to attach tickets to fabric, however the patent recognized that it could also be used to attach papers together.

Along with Fay’s patent, there were as many as 50 others that received patents for similar designs prior to 1899.   One other notable name receiving a patent for his paperclip design in the United States was Erlman J. Wright in 1877.    At that time, his clip was advertised for use in fastening  newspapers.

The Gem paper clip, which was most likely in production in Britain in the early 1870′s by “The Gem Manufacturing Company” , was never patented.  It is the most common type of wire paper clip and is still in use today.  It was introduced to the United States around 1892 and in 1904, Cushman & Denison registered a trademark for the “Gem” name in connection with paper clips.  Paperclips are still sometimes called “Gem clips”.

Today, paperclips come in various sizes, shapes and colors and can make your paperwork look more fun and lively.

Paperclips are not just for holding papers together, there are many other things that you can do with them!

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Do you use paperclips often or do you prefer to staple things together?

by on May. 29, 2013 at 6:23 AM
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fammatthews4
by Trisha on May. 29, 2013 at 7:21 AM

I can never find one when I need one

wakymom
by Gold Member on May. 29, 2013 at 7:28 AM

 I tend to staple at home, but use a lot of paper clips when making copies for teachers at the elem. school.

 

 

 

 

 

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atlmom2
by Susie on May. 29, 2013 at 7:55 AM
I don't use either really. Rarely either one.
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Barabell
by Barbara on May. 29, 2013 at 10:04 AM

Depends on the documents.

kyledavidsmom
by Member on May. 29, 2013 at 10:58 AM

Same here

Quoting fammatthews4:

I can never find one when I need one


shorty13417
by on May. 29, 2013 at 11:13 AM

i prefer to staple everything over using a paper clip cause most of the time, i can't find one when i need it.

bizzeemom2717
by on May. 30, 2013 at 4:27 PM

 I use them a lot at work more often than staples

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