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The Perfection of the Paper Clip

I love researching the little details for a story. Yesterday I decided that a particular character in "Down The Tubes" should live next door to a paper clip factory, simply because I liked the way that sounded. But I needed to be sure paper clips had been invented in 1895. I found patent application diagram, which shows a paperclip that is identical to the classic clip we still use today.