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The History of Staplers

Join us to find out when and how your favorite office tool, the stapler, came about!

May 14, 2018 | By Bostitch

 

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What better way to show appreciation towards mother figure than with homemade arts and crafts made with love?

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Take a break from the lesson plan and try one of these tactics for keeping students interested and involved!

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  • Bostitch History
    1896

    Thomas Briggs invented a revolutionary way to bind books together with wire using what later became known as the wire stitcher. Shortly after he founded the Boston Wire Stitcher Company.

  • Bostitch History
    1903

    The first foot-operated Boston Wire Stitchers were produced. Efficient and unique in design, they were an immediate success.

  • Bostitch History
    1904

    Production moved to East Greenwich, Rhode Island and employing 80 workers.

  • Bostitch History
    1906

    The Bostitch Model A Staple Binder was developed. It used the first preformed staples on tin cores, which were held together by paper wrapping.

  • Bostitch History
    1914

    The first ever portable stapler, the Bostitch Model AO was produced. Its compact design and simplified loading allowed for widespread use.

  • Bostitch History
    1917

    During World War I, Bostitch was tasked by the US War Department to develop a new machine gun cartridge belt and loading system to improve productivity in ordinance factories.

  • Bostitch History
    1923

    Featuring an inexpensive stamped steel construction, the Bostitch Model B-1 Desk Stapler was the first to use a coiled pusher spring.

  • Bostitch History
    1924

    Bostitch introduced the first strip of easy-to-load "cemented" staples, which became the "standard staple" still used today.

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