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Duct tape was first manufactured as a WWII military tool in 1942 by Johnson and Johnson Permacel Division.
It was originally used to keep moisture out of ammunition cases, and was based on Richard Drew's invention of masking tape in the 1920's..

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duct_tape

Duct tape, sometimes called duck tape, is cloth- or scrim-backed pressure- sensitive tape, often .... In 2004, 3M invented a transparent duct tape. According to ...

www.kilmerhouse.com/2012/06/the-woman-who-invented-duct-tape

Jun 21, 2012 ... As readers of Kilmer House -- and The Duct Tape Guys' popular website – know, duct tape was invented by a Johnson & Johnson operating ...

www.ideafinder.com/history/inventions/ducttape.htm

Apr 5, 2006 ... Adhesive tape (specifically masking tape) was invented in the 1920's by Richard Drew of Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing, Co. (3M). Duct ...

www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2015/10/who-invented-duct-tape

Oct 29, 2015 ... In this video from our YouTube channel (click here to subscribe), we take a look at who really invented duct tape and what it was originally used ...

duckbrand.com/about

Duct tape is invented during World War II. American soldiers use the strong, versatile adhesive for everything from repairing broken windows to making ...

www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2010/02/duct-tape-was-originally-named-duck-tape-and-came-in-green-not-silver

Feb 20, 2010 ... Today I found out Duct tape was originally named “Duck” tape and originally only came in green, not silver. Duct tape was originally invented by ...

ducttape.umwblogs.org/invention

During times of war, money and resources are funneled into the development of new technologies. In 1942, American GIs in Europe were in the midst of fighting ...

veteranscribe.com/2015/11/19/history-i-never-knew-the-invention-of-duck-tape-yes-its-duck-tape-not-duct-tape

Nov 19, 2015 ... History I Never Knew: The Invention of Duck Tape (Yes, it's Duck Tape, not Duct Tape!) It was a mother's love, helped by the open-minded ...

octanecreative.com/ducttape/dthistory.html

Tim and me researched the history of duct tape extensively - we even looked in books. As far as we can figure out, duct tape was invented in Greece in about ...