Who invented duck tape?
- Anonymous1 decade agoBest Answer
Adhesive tape (specifically masking tape) was invented in the 1920's by Richard Drew of Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing, Co. (3M). Duct tape (the WWII military version) was first created and manufactured in 1942 (approximate date) by the Johnson and Johnson Permacel Division. Its closest predecessor was medical tape.
The original use was to keep moisture out of the ammunition cases. Because it was waterproof, people referred to the tape as "Duck Tape." Also, the tape was made using cotton duck - similar to what was used in their cloth medical tapes. Military personnel quickly discovered that the tape was very versatile and used it to fix their guns, jeeps, aircraft, etc. After the war, the tape was used in the booming housing industry to connect heating and air conditioning duct work together.
Soon, the color was changed from Army green to silver to match the ductwork and people started to refer to duck tape as "Duct Tape." Things changed during the 1970s, when the partners at Manco, Inc. placed rolls of duct tape in shrink wrap, making it easier for retailers to stack the sticky rolls.
Different grades and colors of duct tape weren´t far behind. Soon, duct tape became the most versatile tool in the household.
- 1 decade ago
It was actually invented during World War 2, ammunition was being destroyed by humidity, the United States government turned to Johnson & Johnson, and they invented "duck tape" having the useful its ability to repel moisture like water off a duck's back.
- ahandle101Lv 71 decade ago
There actually is a brand of duct tape called duck tape, but I don't know who invented it. Probably someone who knew that a lot of people mispronounced it.
- FuzzybuttLv 71 decade ago
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- michael gLv 61 decade ago
Ilias Jonas Duck, 1771 in Bucharest. His wife was driving him crazy with her endless rantings and he wanted a solid means of quieting her down. So he invented duck tape so that she would stop quacking ...... Her 'quack, quack' became a muted 'mmmm, mmmm' and he then sold his idea on the open market to men with similar problems! It also works well on DUCTS!!!.........lol
- the L eagleLv 51 decade ago
ducks, theyr probably thinking " damn , we invent and they take, and we dont even get credit for it " haha
edit: oh and btw, humans changed it into duct tape ,what fakers!
- julienLv 51 decade ago
yup it good old D. Duck. No other media would record his voice so he came up with it.
Some credit to Goofy too for the colours
- Anonymous1 decade ago
probably the same person who invented duct tape...
- PatLv 61 decade ago
I have no idea, but obviously you ate your Wheeties today! ;-) So many interesting Q's in a row. You go girl!
- 17227Lv 51 decade ago
its duct tape and i did