The turn of the last century saw a boon in paper clip technology. A wide variety of styles and sizes of clips were invented, but only a few survived. Tools to Liveby has selected six of the most popular and practical shapes for the 21st century.
The Ideal Paper Clip was an instant hit in 1902. Developed by Cushman & Denison Mfg. Co., it was manufactured for close to a century. This is a slightly smaller version of the original, fashioned for a less industrial use. It is also known as the “Butterfly Clip.”