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PAPERCLIPS: Five things that you (maybe) do not know about it

Article October 11, 2017  |  Text by Lukáš Rozmajzl Text by Lukáš Rozmajzl

When was the paperclip invented? What kind of world record is connected to such a tiny office equipment? Why anybody sold a paperclip for 185 USD?

1

The first paperclip, as we know it, was probably sold on the market in 1892. It was made by The British Gem Manufacturing Company. A Norwegian, Johan Vaaler, is sometimes erroneously considered the inventor of the paperclip, but he was too late and did not patent his invention until 1899.

2

Current paperclips are usually made of a cooper or steel wire that is sometimes galvanized. You can buy a pack of 100 paperclips for as little as 10 CZK.

3

Paperclip was a codename of the operation during which Americans recruited more than 100 scientists from Nazi Germany at the end of WW II. Some of them worked e.g. for NASA programs.

4

If you are bored, you can make a paperclip chain or a 2.28 m high sculpture just like Italian artist Pietro D‘Angelo, who was included in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2008 (picture below).

5

This summer, the Prada fashion store made a splash with its not even 7-cm-long silver paperclip priced at 185 USD, which is approximately 4 000 CZK. It was supposed to be an aesthetical money clip, probably to hold the banknotes of wealthy people.