Google Doodle Celebrates The Hole Puncher On 131st Anniversary

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Patented by Friedrich Soennecken on November 14 1886, the hole puncher has gone down in history as one of the all time great feats of German ingenuity. The doodle animation also shows a small piece of paper, the byproduct of punching process doing a little jig.

Google said: "Today we celebrate 131 years of the hole puncher, an understated - but essential - artefact of German engineering".

While Google has dedicated its doodle to the 131st Anniversary of the hole puncher in 2017, it has been hosting a competition for children in India to celebrate Children's Day over the past few years. The second "g" of the word Google was replaced by a blue sheet of paper on which a hole puncher is seen punching holes. Soennecken called the device "Papierlocher fur Sammelmappen", which means paper hole maker. Besides the hole puncher, he invented a binder and a special nib for ink pens that are used for calligraphy. Soennecken, who was the son of a blacksmith, has several inventions to his credit. Soennecken is now a German company that makes office supplies, and images of its early products are available on this archived web page. ISO 838 is the commonly used punching machine, apart from that single-hole punchers are used for various purposes like validating tickets or marking used playing cards.

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The design of the hole puncher has not changed much in the 131 years since its invention. However, the first recorded patents for a paper hole puncher was published by an American man named Benjamin Smith in 1885.

In the USA, the first patent for a hole puncher was given to Benjamin Smith from MA. A simple solution to keeping together documents, the hole punch became a key tool for organising papers for office workers and students alike.

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