Ruler Price Tag Not On Cork
Category: Price tags, identification, labeling, office
Problem: I purchased a metal ruler that I could use as a straight edge when I cut things with my razor blade. It has a cork strip on the bottom that is meant to keep it from slipping and also to raise the edge off the surface if one was running an ink pen along it, so the ink wouldn’t wick underneath. However, they put their price tag information on the cork, which kept the ruler from lying flat, which made the ruler slippery, because it had a higher point in the middle and it would pivot around it, and it wasn’t easy to remove from the cork.
Action: I tried to remove the label, but I really couldn’t without destroying the cork backing. I initially gave up, which is highly unusual. After some time I decided to remove it with a solvent.
Result: Worked OK.
When idea was conceived: 1/30/2012
How much time it took to develop: 1/2 hour
How much money it took to develop: None
Current status: Available for use
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