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#a95 :: Nail clipper

May 19, 2008

ENLARGEThe elegance of pure and simple machines springs often from the plainest of needs.

Without this crisp chrome gadget, we’d all look something like this.

So when the industrial revolution and the boom of cheap tools crested late in the 19th century, Wikipedia tells us that Chapel Carter – of necessity – invented the nail clipper.

And dozens of inventors spent the next hundred-odd years trying to improve on perfection.

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