Feed-Eater Printer Paper Edge Trimmer

Feed-Eater Printer Paper Edge Trimmer

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Description
This metal device was designed to detach the perforated edges found on printer paper in the early 1990s (and before then). It consists of a single sheet of green-colored metal, folded, with a protruding curved tab at upper right-hand corner to trim the paper. The front is decorated with three white rectangles and a white logo showing paper being trimmed and reading: FEED-EATER. White text reads "Patent Pending," "COMPUTER PAPER EDGE STRIPPER," and "1-800-345-1201." A dashed line is etched in the metal towards the right-hand side, with arrows and etched text that reads: PULL DOWN. Etched text reading "TOP" is printed in the metal on the right-hand side above four punched holes, indicating where to position the paper for trimming. The reverse reads "CDX '90" in black permanent ink.
Compare 2009.3071.780 and 2009.3071.781.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
paper trimmer
date made
c 1990
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2 1/2 in x 1 5/8 in x 5/16 in; 6.35 cm x 4.064 cm x.762 cm
ID Number
2009.3071.780
catalog number
2009.3071.780
nonaccession number
2009.3071
Credit Line
David DeJean
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