May 30, 1925 in the United States, engineer Dick Drew patents adhesive tape, better known as scotch tape.

On this day (May 30) in 1925 in the United States, engineer Dick Drew patented adhesive tape, better known as scotch tape.
Richard Gurley Drew was born on June 22, 1899 and was an American inventor who invented duct tape and cellophane tape.

Drew joined 3M in Minnesota in 1921 while a modest manufacturer of paper de sandpaper .

While testing his new paper of Wetordry sandpaper In auto shops, Drew was intrigued to learn that the two-tone car paint jobs so popular in the Roaring Twenties they were difficult to handle on the border between the two colors.

In response, after two years of working in 3M labs, Drew invented the first duct tape (1925), a two-inch-wide strip of brown paper with a adhesive light sensitive to pressure .

The first tape had adhesive on the edges but not in the middle. On his first test, he fell out of the car and the frustrated car painter growled at Drew, "give him back this Tape those Scottish bosses and tell them to put more adhesive on it!" (By "Scottish" I meant "cheap" or "stingy"). The moniker stuck, both to Drew's improved scotch tape and to his 1930s invention, the Scotch Brand Cellulose Tape.

As a curiosity to mention that Scotty McTape, a cartoon young man who wore a kilt, was the brand's mascot for two decades, he first appeared in 1944.

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- well, as I was telling you...
- ...
- the other day I met Julia, the neighbor from the 4th floor of my parents' house...
- ...
- well.... hey... by the way... what are you doing?
- ...
- are you with one of your inventions?
- ...
- well, as I was saying, I saw Julia walking down the street...
- ...
-... hey!... but what are you doing!... mmmmmmm
- finally
-mmmmmm
- with this tape you will be quiet for a while
-mmmmm
- and still
-mmmmmm
- and I will be able to work in peace
-mmmmmm
- what you have to invent to make you leave me alone
-mmmmmm
- that you are very heavy...
- hmmmmmm!

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