Who invented masking tape&clear adhesive tape?

Answer Richard Drew invented masking tape in 1925 while working as an employee of 3M, then a sandpaper manufacturing company. Drew became intrigued by automotive painters who couldn't mask painting surfac... Read More »

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Who invented adhesive tape?

Richard Drew invented adhesive tape in 1925, while working at the 3M factory in St. Paul, Minnesota. He mixed oils, resins and rubber to create the invisible substance on cellophane backing. His in... Read More »

When was duck tape invented?

Duct tape (sometimes called duck tape) was invented in 1942 by the Johnson and Johnson Permacel Division. The military used it to keep ammunition cases free of moisture. Soldiers quickly realized t... Read More »

Who invented the measuring tape?

The first measuring tape was invented by Alvin J. Fellows from New Haven Connecticut. He was granted a patent in 1868. The combination of the case with the plate on measuring tape was standard. But... Read More »

When were tape players invented?

According to the history department of the University of San Diego, Dr. Fritz Pfleumer and AEG constructed the first magnetic tape machines in 1931. Dr. Pfleumer held the patent in Germany for appl... Read More »