Home » Uncategorized » “Scotch” used to be a synonym for “thrifty” or “frugal” and when cellphane tape was invented, it was marketed in the great depression as “scotch tape” since it could extend the life of objects and save you money.

“Scotch” used to be a synonym for “thrifty” or “frugal” and when cellphane tape was invented, it was marketed in the great depression as “scotch tape” since it could extend the life of objects and save you money.

How Did Scotch Tape Appear and What Is the Story Behind Its Name?

At present, we can state with certainty that everybody knows what scotch is. By the way, we are not going to speak about a famous Scottish drink, although some people might be disappointed. The topic of our article is adhesive tape, or, as they call it, scotch tape.

The story behind adhesive tape is quite intriguing, so let us start with the idea of its invention.

Who Invented Scotch Tape and How It Happened

In 1923, an American Richard Drew got appointed as a lab technician at Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing, a small company producing sandpaper, later known as 3M corporation. Richard’s main responsibility was sandpaper. Just at that time, the company research department was experimenting with cellophane, aiming to create wat… Continue Reading (5 minute read)

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