Happy 80th Birthday, Scotch Tape!

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    On September 8, 1930, Richard Drew created Scotch tape

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    1. Todd Ehlers 111 months ago | reply

      That's right, EK, I remember that. Thanks for that reminder.

    2. Grant Wiggins 91 months ago | reply

      Is that "scotch" enough? Don't know.

      The world needs more scotch.

    3. Morris collection 72 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Scotch Tape, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    4. froggyboggler 62 months ago | reply

      Ooh! Ooh! I have a bunch of these loose....love to see it on the card!

    5. Mark in NOVA 56 months ago | reply

      I wonder what cellophane tape and Scotland have to do with each other?

    6. Thalassa2 (very very off) 56 months ago | reply

      where would we be without Scotch tape????

    7. Pete Zarria 56 months ago | reply

      And we've all stuck by it since!

    8. john4kc 56 months ago | reply

      Such awesome "Look at me" packaging!

    9. Mel's Art & ATCs 56 months ago | reply

      These are fantastic finds! @Mark in NOVA - "Scotch" brand doesn't have anything to do with tape, necessarily, but here in the States the Scots were known as a, um, shall we say, "thrifty" people? :/ Hence the fact that using Scotch tape was a bargain. Never mind that someone from Scotland isn't "Scotch" - that's just a drink. :D

    10. TheeErin 56 months ago | reply

      Love is like a roll of tape!

    11. Roadsidepictures 56 months ago | reply

      Here are a few other Scotch Tape items...

      Scotch Tape Dispenser, 1950's

      Scotch Cellulose Tape Display, 1940s

      Scotch Double Stick Tape, 1960's

    12. firstyearta 56 months ago | reply

      Reminds me of the SNL skit of the store that sold nothing but Scotch Tape.

    13. CheshireCat666 56 months ago | reply

      wow,this just screams vintage Xmas to me

    14. RetroLand U.S.A. 56 months ago | reply

      Wow! I am lovin' the graphic design of these!

    15. Bobobonehead (NiX) 56 months ago | reply

      I instantly hear christmas music and smell the tape and wrapping paper. Wow!

    16. ~ Liberty Images 56 months ago | reply

      How great would this look on the shelves today? Fantastic!

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