INVENTION

The Writing Pad
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Launceston stationer J A Birchall in 1902 came up with the bright idea to glue several loose pages of paper together to avoid the writer having to carry loose sheets of paper around the place - and so we had the first writing pad.

The Silvercity Writing Tablet was a winner and was soon copied throughout the world.

His shop is still at 118 Brisbane Street, Launceston, Tasmania.


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