German scientist Friedrich Soennecken filed a patent for the punching machine on November 14, 1886.
A couple of Years ago, Sir, Friedrich Soennecken documented an everlasting and surprising patent for the opening puncher or what shall we say a Papierlocher fur Sammelmappen that's we it's named. But Google seems to have credited Soennecken with the invention.
The doodle celebrates German engineering and ingenuity, as the basic design for the hole puncher has remained constant for 129 years. Besides the hole puncher, he has invented a binder and a special nib for ink pens suitable for calligraphy. The gap puncher has either single or numerous opening punch and a long lever which pushes the edge through the sheets of paper giving the same number of gaps as required.
The doodle appears on the search engine's homepage and shows the Google logo made out of small colourful circles, which Google describes as the "colorful confetti byproduct" on its website.
A blue piece of blank paper comes to life and starts to dance after it suddenly has eyes, and a smile, punched in.
Google's tribute to the hole puncher. This is how today's Google doodle celebrates the 131st anniversary of the hole punch, a staple in offices, schools and colleges. The gap puncher's outline has not changed much in a long time since its development. The hole puncher doodle reaches countries across Europe, North America, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand and India. The competition, called Google 4 Doodle, has been held every year since 2010 and showcases interpretations of the Google logo created by children in India.