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Feed-Eater Printer Paper Edge Trimmer

Feed-Eater Printer Paper Edge Trimmer

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Description
This 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 black metal, folded, with a protruding curved tab at upper right-hand corner to trim the paper. The front is decorated with three light blue rectangles and a light blue logo showing paper being trimmed and reading: FEED-EATER. Blue 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.
Compare 2009.3071.780 and 2009.3071.781.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
paper trimmer
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
2009.3071.781
catalog number
2009.3071.781
nonaccession number
2009.3071
Credit Line
David DeJean
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