Where was scotch tape invented

St. Paul, MinnesotaSt. Paul, Minnesota with material known as cellophane. Drew’s inspiration came from watching auto-engineers try to achieve smooth paintings on two-color cars.

When was the first Scotch tape invented?


1930: Richard Drew, a young 3M engineer, invents Scotch® Cellulose Tape. Later to be renamed Cellophane Tape, it is an attractive, moisture-proof way for grocers and bakers to seal packages. The tape helps people “make do” during the Great Depression—they made simple repairs to household items.