Hole punching machine celebrates 131st anniversary with a Google doodle

Angelica Greene
November 15, 2017

This is how today's Google doodle celebrates the 131st anniversary of the hole punch, a staple in offices, schools and colleges. "As modern workplaces trek further into the digital frontier, this centuries-old tool remains largely, wonderfully, the same", Google wrote of the office item after describing how it feels to use one including the hearing of the "satisfying, boring 'click!'"

The doodle features every letter of "Google" except "L" created out of discarded colourful paper discs eliminated out of hole punch.

The doodle paid tribute to the German inventor Friedrich Soennecken, who filed a patent for the hole puncher November 14, 1886.

Google often designs its homepage with wonderful doodles that marks a particular day of the year, special birthdays and other major events like World Cup.

A couple of Years ago, Sir, Friedrich Soennecken documented an everlasting and surprising patent for the opening puncher or what shall we say a Papierlocher fur Sammelmappen that's we it's named.

The doodle likewise praises the little round bits of paper that are a result of the punching procedure, with the Google logo framed from these waste pieces. On a larger scale, it is also used in the printing industry to punch hundreds of sheets of paper.

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Meanwhile, single-hole punchers have been used by train conductors for decades as an easy way to validate tickets. Along with the hole punch, the entrepreneur is also accredited with the invention of the ring binder.

"#Google #Doodle pays tribute to hole puncher on 131st anniversary! missed #ChildrensDay? asked one Twitter user".

The renowned philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche once wrote to a friend to gush about the quality of Soennecken's pen.

The inventor founded the Soennecken company, an office supplier.

Soennecken passed away in Bonn in 1919.

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