At the beginning of the 20th Century a judge requested that a margin was drawn down the left side of his notepaper. This was incorporated when the modern notepad was invented and it has now become the original legal pad. I suppose the margin made sentences shorter.
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Before it became known as the stapler, this multi-talented device was called the Hotchkiss after the company E.H. Hotchkiss who manufactured them (but did not invent them) in large quantities.
Not confined to the office version the stapler has many other uses. The industrial stapler is used for more heavy duty tasks such as putting up fences. While the medical version is used in surgery instead of stitches.
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How many times have you been told off by a teacher or employee for chewing on a pen-lid? Here’s why! To help people breathe, many pen manufacturers now put holes in the pen lids to help prevent choking.
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A pen adorned with 945 black diamonds and 123 rubies was sold in 2010 at auction in Shanghai for $8million. It was named the ‘Fulgor Nocturnus’ and it’s creator was Tibaldi. I would love to know if the owner actually used it or kept it in a vault!
Our pens are not that expensive!
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