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The perfection of the paper clip

James Ward

The perfection of the paper clip

curious tales of invention, accidental genius, and stationery obsession

by James Ward

  • 211 Want to read
  • 35 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Office equipment and supplies,
  • History,
  • New products,
  • Inventors

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJames Ward
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTS171 .W37 2015
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 285 pages
    Number of Pages285
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27177636M
    ISBN 101476799865
    ISBN 109781476799865
    LC Control Number2014047234
    OCLC/WorldCa883148314

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    Book Review ‘The Perfection of the Paper Clip’ Review by Harriet Leitch. 7/1/ Stationery and history — this is sure to be a big hit for stationery aficionados. Those ‘The Perfection of the Paper Clip’. A paper clip (or sometimes paperclip) is a device used to hold sheets of paper together, usually made of steel wire bent to a looped shape (though some are covered in plastic).Most paper clips are variations of the Gem type introduced in the s or earlier, characterized by the almost two full loops made by the wire. Common to paper clips proper is their utilization of torsion and elasticity.


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