• Pocket Protector - Clear
Not just a bold fashion statement but a protective device. In the same way a bullet proof vest will stop a bullet, our pocket protectors will protect you (and your shirt) from sharp objects and leaking pens.

A pocket protector is a PVC pouch designed to hold pens and other instruments, which fits neatly into a front shirt pocket and also protects the wearer from leaky pens or sharp instruments. A flap overlapping the pocket exterior holds the pocket protector in place. A pocket protector will hold pens, pencils, screwdrivers, flashlights, small slide rules, and various other small items.

These pocket protectors are clear PVC. Size is 143mm x 88mm - (6 x 3 1/2 inches), and they will hold up to six pencils or pens.



History of the Pocket Protector

The pocket protector was invented in 1943 by American engineer Hurley Smith about 20 years before the invention of the ballpoint pen. Before the ballpoint pen arrived, everyone used fountain pens and they would often leak through an unprotected shirt pocket. Other instruments, such as slide rules, pencils and rulers, would poke holes in a shirt pocket over time. Pocket protectors became very popular with engineers, scientists, academics, students later with white collar workers. Their popularity soared in the 1950s and 60s as major corporations branded the font flap which is visible outside the shirt pocket with their logos.

The advent of the ballpoint pen led to a steady decline in their popularity and their use became restricted to engineers and technical people until their resurgence in the 1990s in the computer sub culture. They became a badge of pride with computer geeks but this association with the nerdy computer sub culture led to a further decline with more mainstream occupations.


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Pocket Protector - Clear

  • Product Code: 1210
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $6.60


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