Ina bank in Abbotsford, Canada, hired a twenty-three-year-old stockbroker named Trent Dyrsmid.
As part of our research at the Museum, we have investigated the development of early staplers and other mechanical devices that were sold to meet this demand between the s and early s. The old paper fastening machines discussed here were used not only to insert and clinch staples but also to insert other types of paper fasteners, such as eyelets, and to attach papers together without the use of fasteners by cutting and folding or crimping the papers themselves.
Before Metallic Paper Fasteners: Metallic paper fasteners and machines to insert them began to arrive on the market in the late s and were widely advertised from onward.
Before these specialized paper fastening devices were available, the types of documents that today are stapled together were fastened in a number of ways that did not make use of metallic fasteners or mechanical devices. Papers were held together by any one of the following: Stitches made with a needle and thread 2.
Paper or wax seals or wafers which were marketed for use in sealing envelopes 3. Strings, cloth tapes, or ribbons that were inserted through parallel incisions made with a penknife, then tied, and sometimes secured with paper or wax seals to prevent tampering with the document 4.
Lines or dots of paste or glue 5. Strings or ribbons tied around groups of papers 7. Rubber bands placed around groups of papers While metallic paper fasteners and machines to insert them caught on quickly, the seven methods of fastening papers that are listed immediately above were still used for decades.
For example, in the early s paper clips were sometimes advertised as a superior alternative to pins for fastening papers. Next we provide information about the 19th century use of a few of the methods of fastening papers listed immediately above.
A document published in states: A supply of silk twist and some large needles should be provided for this purpose.
Sealing wax was used to authenticate and seal documents long before the 19th century. In the 19th century, F. It seems likely that lines and dots of paste and glue were used to fasten papers well before the 19th century, but our research goes back only to the second half of the 19th century.
The following question and answer appear in testimony: A number of sellers exhibited mucilage along with other office supplies at the International Exhibition.
At least as late aswell after numerous types of metallic paper fasteners had been placed on the market and widely adopted, mucilage was promoted as an alternative to paper clips for fastening papers. See the image on the right immediately below.
Mass production of straight pins began in the first half of the 19th century, and it seems likely that straight pins were used to fasten papers once they were mass produced if not before. The photo below shows Pyramid Pins of the type sold for fastening papers in offices as well as for many uses in homes by the New England Pin Co.
InCharles J. An an ad for Pyramid Pins in a circular holder with a label similar to that in the photo here appeared in Pyramid Pins Red Tape: The earliest reference we have found to use of red tape to tie papers is: In any event, 19th century publications--particularly British ones--make many references to use of red tape for tying papers.
The term "red tape" was used in its current figurative sense by Green ferrit or ferret is string or tape made from silk filaments and dyed green.After viewing Paper Clips, you can choose to use these suggested ideas and activities to allow students opportunities to reflect and attach personal meaning and insight to their experience.
Effective reflection can be done in a variety of ways journaling, poetry, developing charts. Jun 26, · Paper clips are traditionally used to, well, clip together paper. But, there are plenty more creative and practical ways to make use of this common (and wonderfully inexpensive) office supply.
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We’ve all used paper clips to keep papers in our home and office together in place. But there are lots of other ways you can use paper clips around your home. Dyrsmid began each morning with two jars on his desk.
One was filled with paper clips. The other was empty. As soon as he settled in each day, he would make a sales call. Immediately after, he would move one paper clip from the full jar to the empty jar and the process would begin again.