3,102,311 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