Alfred Genesee

November 2, 2007

Post #2315 – 20071102

In response to the twist tie thing:

There is no history that is readily available concerning the twist tie. The twist tie is a wire encased in a thin plastic or sometimes paper sleeve. However, many people have seen its competition, the bread clip, which was invented by one Floyd Paxton in the 1950’s. The Kwik Lok Corporation manufactured it and still does. They even have directions on how to use the device, which some people collect or turn into works of art. I have used one in leu of a guitar and autoharp pick. Yes sir, our world is a better place, thanks to both twist ties and bread clips!

Daniel replies:

Another example of fine scholarship contributed to this website.