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Google Doodle gives Children's Day a miss this year

Google Doodle Hole Punch Google Doodle commemorates the 131st anniversary of the punching machine
Kenny Thornton | 14 November, 2017, 13:54

On the 128th birth anniversary on Tuesday of India's first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, widely celebrated as Children's Day across the country, Google made a decision to sport a playful Doodle celebrating 131 years of the hole puncher. While the origins of the hole punch is a disputed topic, Google has acknowledged the 1886 patent by German inventor Friedrich Soennecken. The blue sheet then proceeds to do a little jig.

Google India traditionally posts a doodle dedicated to Children's Day on November 14, which is also the birth anniversary of India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. Be that as it may, as tablets and cell phones make the presence of paper itself less and less significant, it stays to be seen what the future may hold for the paper punch. These are a reference to the small circular bits of paper that are leftover after we punch holes in the sheets of papers. He also founded his own company F Soennecken Verlag in 1875.

From that point forward, obviously, paper punches have turned out to be basic for school youngsters with three-ring fasteners who need to monitor their work and even undergrads.

Meanwhile, single-hole punchers have been used by train conductors for decades as an easy way to validate tickets.

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He is also credited for inventing binder and a special nib for ink pens that was suitable for calligraphy.

The design of the hole puncher has not changed much in the 131 years since its invention.

In 1992, Bernadette Chenard, a professional paper-craft-artist who formerly used leather punches and standard hole punches to create shapes from paper, was exhausted of the sound of the hammer pounding on the paper and the difficulty in achieving professional results.

It still uses a lever and spring system, but these days standardised hole punchers have an added compartment to collect the paper confetti left behind.

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