Cognates for the term in other Romance languages include:
This has been the name of the instrument in Italy likely since its creation, which is probably around the early 15th century. This was the case until around the 18th century when the instrument became known as a trombone in English. This was largely due to the fact that the trombone had fallen out of favor in much of the world, including England, but was brought back into popularity thanks to the influence of Italian music throughout Europe.
During this era, the trombone combined with the cornetto and the organ to be among the most important instruments in polychoral works. Not surprisingly, it is thought to have first been manufactured by the Gem Manufacturing Company around the s and later introduced to the United States around the s.
One very popular false origin of the paperclip was that it was invented by Norwegian patent office manager, Johan Vaaler. He was even granted patents in Germany and the U. His paperclip had the papers inserted by lifting the outer wire slightly and pushing the papers into the clip such that the rest of the clip stood out from the paper at a 90 degree angle, which was necessary because of the lack of the critical second loop to allow the papers to be more or less embedded in the clip flatly.
The Gem style paperclip, on the other hand, exploits the torsion principle to help bind papers together. Why Vaaler gets the credit in so many places, including in many encyclopedias and dictionaries after the s, is largely thanks to a patent agency worker who was visiting Germany to register Norwegian patents in the s.
This misinformation found its way into encyclopedias around the s thanks to WWII. During WWII in Norway particularly, along with France and some other occupied countries, the paperclip became a symbol of unity for those rebelling against the Germans. Eventually, the Germans caught on and people were prohibited from wearing paperclips.
After the war, the fact that the Gem style paperclip had served as a symbol of unity resulted in interest in the origin of the paperclip, at which point the article written by the patent agency worker and the subsequent patent by Vaaler, who was now long dead, was discovered.
It made a good story though, particularly after the war and how the paperclip was used in Norway among other places, and so this false origin subsequently found its way into many encyclopedias.
Ironically, a Gem style, 23 foot tall paperclip was placed near a university in Oslo in to honor Vaaler, who in fact had nothing to do with the Gem style paperclip design. There is currently no other direct evidence that a trombone-like instrument existed before around the early 15th century, with the earliest direct evidence being a painting, by Filipino Lippi, with a trombone in it around Up until around the same time when the trombone first showed up, the trumpet was typically just a long straight tube with a bell flare on the end.
Around the late 14th century, the trumpet got its now common paperclip-like curvature and very quickly after that the trombone was invented, which essentially was originally just a trumpet with a slide.
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