Google Doodle commemorates the 131st anniversary of the punching machine

Cheryl Sanders
November 14, 2017

To celebrate the 131st anniversary of that filing, Google has created an animated doodle that demonstrates the joy often associated with a successful punch.

The inventor founded the Soennecken company, an office supplier.

The sole goal of a hole puncher is to punch holes in paper, so that sheets can be bound together. The doodle, illustrated by Gerben Steenks, showed the Google logo made of colorful paper circles.


Soennecken introduced the two-hole punch and the ring binder which is used to organise documents by punching holes in sheets of paper often for the objective of collecting the sheets in a binder or folder. He devised a tool to make small holes in paper. History of the punching machineOn November 14, in the year 1886, German scientist Friedrich Soennecken filed a patent for the punching machine. Soennecken, who was the son of a blacksmith, has several inventions to his credit.

From that point forward, obviously, paper punches have turned out to be basic for school youngsters with three-ring fasteners who need to monitor their work and even undergrads. The second "g" of Google has been replaced by a blue sheet of paper.

The hole puncher has been described as an understated but essential artifact of German engineering, which has remained unchanged over the years, according to the Google Blog Post. The longer the lever, the more sheets of paper can be punched through requiring minimal force.


The reach of the doodle is across Europe, North America, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand and India.

Google Doodle recently honoured Urdu author Abdul Qavi Desnavi and Himalayan explorer Nain Singh Rawat. These doodles can be found on Google's website.


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