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Why was super glue invented

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It was made by accident! It was discovered during experiments to make a special extra-clear plastic suitable for gun sights.


Alvin Lynn

It was invented by accident. The inventor was trying to create a clear plastic for gun sights, and created adhesive material.

The original cyanoacrylates were discovered in 1942 in a search for materials to make clear plastic gun sights for the war.


Isaiah Shaw

Cyanoacrylates (super-glues) were invented in 1942 by Dr. Harry Coover of Kodak Laboratories. He was making clear plastics.

The original super glue was discovered in 1942 in a search for materials to make clear plastic gun sights for the war!

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