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Thread #54366 Message #841840
Posted By: Murray MacLeod
05-Dec-02 - 06:23 PM
Thread Name: Parody Urged:Fixing planes w/ DUCT TAPE!
Subject: RE: Parody Urged:Fixing planes w/ DUCT TAPE!
From This site , I find the following. Obviously my impression above was mistaken:
"A lot of you have been asking about this Duct vs. Duck thing we've got going... here is an explanation from Jim and Tim, the Duck Tape Guys:
Dear Duct Tape Users:
Is it Duct or Duck? We don't want you to be confused, so we will explain. The first name for Duct Tape was DUCK. During World War II the U.S. Military needed a waterproof tape to keep the moisture out of ammunition cases. So, they enlisted the Johnson and Johnson Permacel Division to manufacture the tape. Because it was waterproof, everyone referred to it as "duck" tape (like water off a duck's back). Military personnel discovered that the tape was good for lots more than keeping out water. They used it for Jeep repair, fixing stuff on their guns, strapping equipment to their clothing... the list is endless.
After the War, the housing industry was booming and someone discovered that the tape was great for joining the heating and air conditioning duct work. So, the color was changed from army green to the silvery color we are familiar with today and people started to refer to it as "duct tape*." Therefore, either name is appropriate.
Today, Duck® brand Tape is manufactured by Henkel Consumer Adhesives. After thoroughly familiarizing ourselves with the hundreds of duct tapes on the market, we have found Duck® brand Tape to be the most consistent in quality. And, we are delighted with the large array of colors that they manufacture (including camo tape and new "X-Treme Tape" which comes in hot day-glo colors).
Jim and I do lots of appearances promoting Duck® brand Tape and do so without reservation. Therefore, we go by both The Duct Tape Guys, and The Duck Tape Guys. And, we use the words Duck and Duct interchangeably throughout our web site.
So, whether you call it Duct Tape or Duck Tape... you are still using the "Ultimate Power Tool" in our estimation.
--- Jim and Tim, the Duck/Duct Tape Guys
Click here to learn about just how much duct tape Duck® brand company sells! It's absolutely AMAZING!
Note: To be legally called "Duct Tape" the tape must meet or exceed certain heat requirements.
Some Duck® brand Tapes do meet this classification and will tell you so on their label.