R. Stanton Avery

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AmericanBorn Ray Stanton Avery

American inventor

Born on January 12, 1907 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma , United States

Died on December 12, 1997 in Pasadena, California , United States

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R. Stanton Avery (January 13, 1907 – December 12, 1997) was an American inventor, most known for creating self-adhesive labels (modern stickers). Using a $100 loan from his then-fiancé Dorothy Durfee, and combining used machine parts with a saber saw, he created and patented the world's first self-adhesive (also called pressure sensitive) die-cut labeling machine. In 1935, he founded what is now the Avery Dennison Corporation.
Avery served as chairman of the board of trustees of California Institute of Technology, and was a member of the board of trustees of the Huntington Library and the board of trustees of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Avery House at Caltech is named after him.
...   R. Stanton Avery (January 13, 1907 – December 12, 1997) was an American inventor, most known for creating self-adhesive labels (modern stickers). Using a $100 loan from his then-fiancé Dorothy Durfee, and combining used machine parts with a saber saw, he created and patented the world's first self-adhesive (also called pressure sensitive) die-cut labeling machine. In 1935, he founded what is now the Avery Dennison Corporation.
Avery served as chairman of the board of trustees of California Institute of Technology, and was a member of the board of trustees of the Huntington Library and the board of trustees of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Avery House at Caltech is named after him.


Early life
Ray Stanton Avery was born on January 13, 1907, in Oklahoma City. Avery lived in a rented chicken coop and worked at the Midnight Mission as a clerk in order to put himself through college.


Education
After dropping out for a year to live in China, Avery graduated from Pomona College with a humanities degree in 1932. He was a member of the Kappa Theta Epsilon fraternity and a member of the "Oriental study expedition", a group of men from Pomona College who traveled to the Orient and spent about a year there before returning to the college.


Stickers
National Sticker Day is celebrated on January 13, in honor of R. Stanton Avery, who was born on that day.
While gum paste (requiring moistening) had been used on labels since the 1880s,
R. Stanton Avery is credited with creating the first pressure-sensitive sticker (self-adhering without moistening) in 1935.


Philanthropy
Stan Avery donated generously to educational and arts institutions. He was known for philanthropy in Southern California, having supported the California Institute of Technology, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Huntington Library.
In 1996, Avery created Avery House at Caltech, a residence housing undergraduates, graduate students and faculty.


Personal life
Avery married Margaret Lolhker on August 6, 1932. Lolhker, his first wife, was also a graduate with honors of Pomona College, just as Avery was.


See also
Dunbeath Castle, purchased by Avery in 1976.


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Biography from Wikipedia (see original) under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

 

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