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Hole punching machine celebrates 131st anniversary with a Google doodle

14 November 2017, 01:52 | Opal Carroll

Image Google Doodle

Image Google Doodle

While Google has dedicated its doodle to the 131st Anniversary of the hole puncher in 2017, it has been hosting a competition for children in India to celebrate Children's Day over the past few years.

Google's tribute to the hole puncher. Today (November 14) is the 131st Anniversary of the Hole Puncher, the humble stationery product that is a part of most homes and offices. The blue sheet then proceeds to do a little jig.

A couple of Years ago, Sir, Friedrich Soennecken documented an everlasting and surprising patent for the opening puncher or what shall we say a Papierlocher fur Sammelmappen that's we it's named. He devised a tool to make small holes in paper. The son of a blacksmith, Soennecken also invented binder and a special nib for ink pens that was suitable for calligraphy. The device uses a lever and spring system to allow the user to punch holes with cylindrical blades through stacked sheets of paper with minimal force, according to the Mirror.

The hole puncher has been described as an understated but essential artifact of German engineering, which has remained unchanged over the years, according to the Google Blog Post. Newer iterations of the machine are also used for more creative purposes like decorative purposes like making confetti.

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From that point forward, obviously, paper punches have turned out to be basic for school youngsters with three-ring fasteners who need to monitor their work and even undergrads.

In the USA, the first patent for a hole puncher was given to Benjamin Smith from MA.

Single hole punches are often used to punch tickets, while multiple hole punches are often used to punch through a number of sheets of paper.

The hole puncher employs a lever and spring system to allow the user to line up and punch holes with cylindrical blades through stacked sheets of paper easily.



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