was issued to a group of Thomas & Betts Corporation employees on September 3, 1963, for a "Unitary
Bundling Strap,"...whose purpose is to secure "linear articles, arranged in bunched parallelism, with its tail end
passed through its head and drawn taught thereon..." These devices were originally used primarily in electrical
work, but have over the last half century evolved in use for everything from packaging to law enforcement. Can you
guess what it is? Be careful if you are dyslexic and might misread the quoted part as "its head passing through
its tail end" or you might conclude it describes a politician.
Posted March 2013