Published: Tue, November 14, 2017
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Google Doodle gives Children's Day a miss this year

Google Doodle gives Children's Day a miss this year

The blue sheet then proceeds to do a little jig.

The sole objective of a hole puncher is to punch holes in paper, so that sheets can be bound together.

A cornerstone of stationery cupboards across the globe, the hole puncher celebrates its 131st anniversary today (November 14).

Google's blog post on hole punch wrote: It's a familiar scene with a familiar tool: the gentle rat-tat-tat on the table as you square up a dangerously thick stack of papers, still warm from the printer.

The doodle paid tribute to the German inventor Friedrich Soennecken, who filed a patent for the hole puncher November 14, 1886.


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. Soennecken called the device "Papierlocher fur Sammelmappen", which means paper hole maker. Soennecken, who was the son of a blacksmith, has several inventions to his credit. Soennecken is now a well-known German company that specialises in office supplies. The fruits of that labor make up most of the doodle, providing a happier use to the unwieldy mess usually left over from the task.

The design of the hole puncher has not changed much in the 131 years since its invention.

In the US, the first patent for a hole puncher was given to Benjamin Smith from MA. The more drawn out the lever, the more sheets of paper can be punched through with the same negligible power. The gap puncher has either single or numerous opening punch and a long lever which pushes the edge through the sheets of paper giving the same number of gaps as required. A year later the first decorative paper puncher was launched, bringing a new trend in the market.

Google on Tuesday marked its 131st anniversary by paying tribute to the hole puncher or stapler with its animated doodle.

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