3M Sandpaper

3M Sandpaper

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The Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company (later known as 3M) was founded in 1902 as a mining operation, but soon began to use its minerals in the production of sandpaper. This package of 3M sandpaper was produced in 1923. 3M continued to make sandpaper, but companywide innovation has also created such products as masking tape, reflective sheeting, synthetic fabrics, and sticky notes.
Object Name
date made
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 11 in x 9 in; 27.94 cm x 22.86 cm
ID Number
maker number
5/0 95
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of 3M Company
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American Enterprise
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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