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March 20, 2007

For the Minimalist: World's Best, Lightest, Smallest and Cheapest Money Clip


Pictured above, its stated purpose on the box is to be a 1" x 5/8" paper clip.

I learned of its existence many years ago in an article about Procter & Gamble, in which the writer noted that this particular paper clip was the one chosen by P&G for use throughout its corporate headquarters in Cincinnati because of its ability to hold securely up to 20 sheets of paper.

I repurposed it as a money clip and have found it superior to all others for the following reasons:

1) Cost — at $1.27 for 100 (that's 1.27 cents apiece, in case you can't find your calculator), you can afford a lifetime supply and still give one to everyone you know

2) Size — you don't even notice its presence

3) Weight — 0.8 grams (0.03 oz.)

4) Functionality — there's a reason P&G chose it: because it works

5) Cool factor — there's nothing like it anywhere at any price

Why pay more?

March 20, 2007 at 11:01 AM | Permalink


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May I reccomend http://www.earlyofficemuseum.com/paper_clips.htm
and also Henry Petroski's seminal tome The Evolution of Useful things (1992); ISBN 0-679-74039-2

Posted by: Skipweasel | Mar 20, 2007 11:36:21 AM

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