The Inventor of Scotch Tape
Richard Drew was the inventor of scotch tape, as you probably have realized from the title. This is a page all about him. You will be astonished, amazed, and thrilled as you read all about this exciting young man who had the nerve to go forth in his dreams and succeed in making scotch tape. He said, "Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only at night." So go forth and read about him. My hope is that you will succeed in your dreams, too.
Richard Drew began life as little boy who liked to take apart clocks and other mechanical devices. He worked for 3M, a company that then made sandpaper. He lived a 70 year life, from 1886 to 1956. Did you know that later in life Richard Drew loved to play the banjo?
During the 1920's, people liked their cars painted two-colors, so Richard Drew invented something that wouldn't pull off the first color while detaching the protection. He invented masking tape and later Scotch Tape. To learn more about his invention, go to the Inventions page and click on Scotch Tape.