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Fascinating facts about Samuel Clemens
inventor of a Self-pasting Scrapbook in 1873.

Samuel Clemens
 
AT A GLANCE:
Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) had three patents on inventions of his own. His most famous patented (US140245) invention was his self-pasting scrapbook, a book with adhesive already on the pages so that items could be pasted in by wetting the page to activate the adhesive. This scrapbook sold 25,000 copies, which he said "was well enough for a book that did not contain a single word that critics could praise or condemn." Source: The Patent Office Pony  also PBS
Inventor: Samuel Clemens (aka Mark Twain)
Portrait of Samuel Clemens derived from public domain.
Criteria: First to patent. First practical.
Birth: November 30, 1835 in Florida, Missouri
Death: April 21, 1910 in Redding, Connecticut
Nationality: American

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