Although the first glue patent wasn't issued until the mid 1700s, there is evidence suggesting that adhesives have been formulated by men and women around the world for thousands and thousands of years. For example, archeologists have uncovered clay vessels repaired with adhesives developed from natural gums and plant resins, and these clay artifacts date back to 4000 BC. Over time, the formulation of glues and adhesives has evolved to include a wide variety of products for a wide variety of applications. Art Materials is dedicated to providing you with a selection that reflects this variety. You are sure to find the right glue for the job.