Consider the humble paper clip: It’s just a thin piece of steel wire bent into a double-oval shape, but over the past century, no one has invented a better method of holding loose sheets of paper together.

The Gem paper clip, which was most likely in production in Britain in the early 1870′s by “The Gem Manufacturing Company” , was never patented.  It is the most common type of wire paper clip and is still in use today.  It was introduced to the United States around 1892 and in 1904, Cushman & Denison registered a trademark for the “Gem” name in connection with paper clips.  Paperclips are still sometimes called “Gem clips”.  Today, paperclips come in various sizes, shapes and colors and can make your paperwork look more fun and lively.

Paper Clip Creative Uses

You will be amazed when you find out some of the things you can do with this simple office supply. The possibilities are endless!

§  Hair Barrette
§  Zipper Pull Replacement
§  Book Marker
§  Cherry Pit Remover
§  Unclogging Glue Bottles
§  Christmas Tree Ornament Hooks

​For more fun ideas check out these 30 CREATIVE & UNIQUE USES FOR PAPERCLIPS from One Good Thing By Jillee

Check out the most commom sizes and styles listed below:

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