“Scotch” Tape to the Rescue of General Gray

On May 5, 1943, Brig. Gen. Carl R. Gray, Jr., head of U.S. Army railroad operations in North Africa, sent a request to President William L. McKnight:

"[Please send] your Scotch Cellulose Tape, 3/4 x 2592 inches, Transparent, 3-inch core, which comes in a tin box. I don't know what we would have done had we not had it ... we must have more.”

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WWII Aid

WWII Aid

3M provided packaging tapes for military shipments during World War II. | Source: Minnesota Historical Society View File Details Page

Brigadier General Carl R. Gray, Jr.

Brigadier General Carl R. Gray, Jr.

Source: Minnesota Historical Society View File Details Page

Frank Reske and President Mcknight

Frank Reske and President Mcknight

Because of mail restrictions, each roll had to be sent individually wrapped. Six rolls were packed by Frank Reske and shown to President McKnight. | Source: Minnesota Historical Society View File Details Page

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Marjorie Pearson, Summit Envirosolutions, Inc., ““Scotch” Tape to the Rescue of General Gray,” Saint Paul Historical, accessed June 28, 2017, http://saintpaulhistorical.com/items/show/359.

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