The blue sheet then proceeds to do a little jig.
It's not only helped corral dangerously thick reams of papers for easier organization, the hole puncher has also provided many a test of physical strength.
While not quite as indispensable as the stapler, the hole puncher has been a staple of business offices for more than a century. While the origins of the hole punch is a disputed topic, Google has acknowledged the 1886 patent by German inventor Friedrich Soennecken.
How does a hole puncher work?Soennecken called the device "Papierlocher fur Sammelmappen", which means paper hole maker.
The inventor founded the Soennecken company, an office supplier.
In addition to the hole puncher, he is also accredited to the "round writing" style of calligraphy, and the famous fountain pen nib that made the technique both possible and accessible. 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.
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 search of a solution, Chenard contacted one of the largest dye-manufacturing facilities in the U.S. She suggested the puncher that would make small holes in decorative paper be made available to the general public.
In 1992, Bernadette Chenard, a professional paper-craft-artist who formerly used leather punches and standard hole punches to create shapes from paper, was exhausted of the sound of the hammer pounding on the paper and the difficulty in achieving professional results.
To celebrate the 131st anniversary of that filing, Google has created an animated doodle that demonstrates the joy often associated with a successful punch.