Geek Fact for September 8th

In 1930, 3M began marketing Scotch transparent tape.

Richard Drew invented Scotch® Cellulose Tape, later renamed Cellophane Tape. The tape helped people “make do” during the Great Depression since they could make simple repairs to household items.

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