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May 27, 2014

Scotch Tape

Filed under: Item of the Day — Jason Onerheim @ 12:01 am

Scotch Tape

On this date, May 27, 1930, a patent is issued to the 3M company for transparent cellophane tape, later trademarked as “Scotch Tape”. The original Scotch Tape patented in 1925 was made for masking off areas while painting cars. This special roll of Scotch Tape commemorates the 2 billionth roll made in 1957.

For more information or to purchase a photograph of this item, view this roll of tape in our collections database.

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