|Like the paperclip
and the cheese-slicer
, Pinto Board is invented in
Norway . It was invented in 1947 by a man who was tired of not finding his
when he needed them. The concept was to create a device small enough to fit in the
briefcase and big enough to hold up to 20 sheets of paper. He wanted it to be
lightweight and he
wanted to be able to use it as a clipboard.
The idea he came up with was unique,
and yet so simple. One aluminum plate, 3 feet with
spring wire and a couple of days trying different solutions before
he came up with the result
looking pretty much like the background picture on this
is used by many companies, such as SAS (Scandinavian Airline System) where
is used by the airline pilots and the ground crew.
Hospitals and the military in Norway is amongst our customers, as
well as NATO.
The famous Norwegian explorer and archeologist, Thor Heyerdahl, has
on some of his expeditions.