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This page attempts to record what is known about the origin and history of Paperclips (ways to join two or more sheets of paper together using folding). Please contact me if you know any of this information is incorrect or if you have any other information that should be added. Thank you.



Two methods of joining two sheets of paper together appeared in 'More Paper Magic' by Will Blyth, which was published by C Arthur Pearson in London in 1923 under the title of 'Quick Binders'. The first method simply uses two parallel slits and a fold, the second requires the insertion of a small separate strip.



The second method also appears in 'A 'Winter Nights Entertainments' by R M Abraham, which was published by Constable and Constable in London in 1932.