Richard Drew

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Birthday
22, 1899
Birthplace
Saint Paul, MN
Death Date
Dec 14, 1980 (81)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
22, 1899
Birthplace
Saint Paul, MN
Death Date
Dec 14, 1980 (81)

About

Inventor of scotch tape, which gave humanity a way to fix practically anything.

Before Fame

He worked for 3M, which was at the time just a modest manufacturer of sandpaper.

Trivia

He noticed a local body shop was having trouble keeping straight lines when painting cars, which inspired him to come up with masking tape.

Family Life

He didn't have much interest in science or engineering growing up, preferring to play the banjo instead.

Associated With

His tape and its distributor 3M were helped along by businessman Kevin Sharer.