NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, England, April 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
-Klamt reinvents the paperclip on its 150th anniversary-
Just as National Stationery Week launches later this month (24th - 30th April 2017), a stalwart of the stationery cupboard has received a 21st Century makeover.
A British inventor has reinvented the paperclip, which celebrates the 150th Anniversary of its invention on 23rd April 2017. Klamt, which combines the best of a paperclip and a staple in a single device and has taken 10 years to develop, will be launched in the UK on the same day.
Samuel B Fay patented the first paperclip on this day in 1867, the year Queen Victoria laid the first foundation stone for the Royal Albert Hall.
Inventor of the Klamt, Cambridge engineer and entrepreneur Julian Peck said, "We were going to call it the StapleClip, but Klamt is snappier and it says what it does. Like everything else these days, it has push-button operation - press at the front to snap it securely onto any document, press firmly in the middle and it springs open to release the pages.
"Initial feedback is that users love the precise sound and feel of the Klamt - it's reassuringly positive, and you know it's something you can rely on."
The Klamt will hold up to 30 sheets of paper securely and unlike staples, doesn't puncture the document and won't spring off like the original paperclip. It is protected by patents in Europe, the USA, China, India and Japan.
Peck set up Innoverce Engineering Ltd to develop and commercialise the Klamt. To find out more about Klamt, please visit the website: http://www.klamt.co and to find out more about Innoverce Engineering Ltd, please visit: http://www.innoverce.com.
Please click here for hi res images of Klamt.
NOTE TO EDITORS:
The Klamt inventor Julian Peck is also available for interview on request.
Background information on the 1867 invention and history of the paperclip can be found at:
Early Office Museum: http://www.officemuseum.com/paper_clips.htm
SOURCE Innoverce Engineering Ltd