Popular Science Pays Its Respect

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No less a publication than Popular Science recently paid its respects to the inventor of gaffers tape.

The inventor of gaffers tape, Russ Lowell, passed away earlier this year, and it has been a pleasant surprise to see how much interest has been expressed in his life and his accomplishments.

This article in Popular Science paid tribute to Lowell, who died at the age of 92. Lowell is credited with introducing gaffers tape to the film and television industries in 1959. He worked with Permacel, a divison of Johnson and Johnson, to develop a tape that was fabric, not vinyl like duct tape. Lowell wanted to solve the problem of tape leaving residue on importnant, and expensive, cinema equipment.

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