When were they invented? Stationery

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There are so many small items of stationery that we take for granted. But when were they invented?

Your task for today is to put these items in the correct order of when you think they were invented, starting with what you think is the earliest. Only after due debate and discussion are you allowed to click on the link which gives you the answers!

1. Post-it note
2. Paper clip
3. Ballpoint pen
4. Tippex
5. Stapler
6. Elastic band
7. Pencil sharpener
8. Pencil
9. Typewriter
10. Scissors

If that’s not enough of a challenge, you can try to guess the dates they were invented and in which country.

When you’re ready, you can find the answers to “When were they invented? Stationery” by clicking here

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One thought on “When were they invented? Stationery

  1. Lyndsay

    My Mum worked in Boots (the shop, not the footwear!) in Norwich
    before she got married and remembers having to ‘ration’ biros because demand outstripped supply.

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