Google Doodle pays tribute to hole puncher on its 131st anniversary

Image Google Doodle

Image Google Doodle

The animation shows a sheet of paper doing a little jig after being punched.

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.

A cornerstone of stationery cupboards across the globe, the hole puncher celebrates its 131st anniversary today (November 14). The Doodle portrays the hole puncher in a GIF image with Google written in well, punched holes. History of the punching machineOn November 14, in the year 1886, German scientist Friedrich Soennecken filed a patent for the punching machine. Be that as it may, as tablets and cell phones make the presence of paper itself less and less significant, it stays to be seen what the future may hold for the paper punch. He also founded his own company F Soennecken Verlag in 1875. Even though workplaces have evolved over time, this hole puncher has more or less remained unchanged.

Aside from the hole puncher, his major invention was the "round writing" style of calligraphy and the famous fountain pen nib that made the technique both possible and accessible. However, the first recorded patents for a paper hole puncher was published by an American man named Benjamin Smith in 1885.

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Another type of hole puncher is the single hole puncher, which is primarily used to punch tickets. Another U.S. inventor Charles Brooks was also credited with improving on the German-derived device in 1893.

To celebrate the humble invention, Google, more specifically Gerben Steenks, has come up with an animated Doodle depicting a piece of paper that spring alive and starts to dance when the hole puncher does what it does best.

The hole puncher employs a lever and spring system to allow the user to line up and punch holes with cylindrical blades through stacked sheets of paper easily.

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