Hole punching machine celebrates 131st anniversary with a Google doodle


It utilizes a lever and spring framework to enable the client to fix up and punch gaps with barrel-shaped edges through stacked sheets of paper easily.

Google Doodle marked the 131st anniversary of this invention Tuesday. These are a reference to the small circular bits of paper that are leftover after we punch holes in the sheets of papers.

Google's tribute to the hole puncher. The blue sheet then proceeds to do a little jig. Soennecken called the device "Papierlocher fur Sammelmappen", which means paper hole maker. Soennecken, who fittingly also introduced the ring binder, filed a patent for the hole puncher on November 14, 1886.

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"#Google #Doodle pays tribute to hole puncher on 131st anniversary! missed #ChildrensDay? asked one Twitter user". Along with the hole punch, the entrepreneur is also accredited with the invention of the ring binder. Soennecken is now a German company that makes office supplies, and images of its early products are available on this archived web page. Newer iterations of the machine are also used for more creative purposes like decorative purposes like making confetti. The gap puncher has either single or numerous opening punch and a long lever which pushes the edge through the sheets of paper giving the same number of gaps as required.

Apart from helping keep otherwise loose documents together, hole punches have found another important use in punching tickets. Another U.S. inventor Charles Brooks was also credited with improving on the German-derived device in 1893.

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. The second "g" is made of a paper that the hole puncher punches in the doodle. The hole puncher doodle reaches countries across Europe, North America, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand and India.