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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.

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    1903

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

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    1904

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

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    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.

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    1914

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

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    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.

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    1923

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

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    1924

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

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    1925

    The Bostitch "E" Machine Line of foot and motor operated staplers are invented for use in production.

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    1927

    Bostitch launches its "C" Line of portable, heavy duty staplers.

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    1928

    The "F" Line of Bostitch foot and motor operated staplers are created for fastening the bottoms of boxes and containers.

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    1932

    Bostitch acquired the Bliss-Latham corporation, making Bostitch the largest producer of wire stitchers in the world.

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    1940

    The iconic, "three-in-one" Bostitch B8 Stapler is invented.  Marketed as a stapler, tacker and stapling plier, the B8's low cost and compact design was a pioneer in stapling convenience.

  • Bostitch History
    1941

    During World War II, Bostitch devoted all of its facilities to the war effort, producing 20,000,000 square yards of camouflage netting and 200,000 Browning Automatic Rifles.

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    1948

    The Boston Wire Stitcher Company officially changed its name to "Bostitch", a play on the words "Boston" and "Stitcher".

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    1965

    Bostitch introduced the world's first coil nailer—the N2, which became the leading tool in the decking and pallet industries.

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    1970

    Ideal for rugged construction, Bostitch introduced the N16 Portable Framing Nailer.

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    1976

    America turns 200, Bostitch turns 80.

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    1982

    Bostitch revolutionized the roofing industry with the world's first coil roofing nailer, the N12.

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    1986

    The Stanley Works of New Britain, Connecticut acquired Bostitch from Textron.

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    1993

    Bostitch launches its 20 Sheet Electric Desktop Stapler, which was 3x faster than anything on the market. It became so popular that it remains the best-selling electric stapler to this day.

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    2005

    The QuietSharp™ line of Bostitch pencil sharpeners was produced, featuring exceptional noise reduction, powerful motors and maximized safety features.

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    2006

    Bostitch launched the world's first line of antimicrobial protected staplers, punches and pencil sharpeners.

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    2010

    The world's first electric pencil sharpener with a patented, replaceable cutter cartridge, the Bostitch QuietSharp™ Glow is produced.

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    2012

    Bostitch launches a line of premium, Stanley brand scissors for the classroom, office, home and craft use.

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    2012

    The Bostitch EZ Squeeze™ Stapling line is produced, featuring a revolutionary design that allows stapling of two to a hundred sheets with a single staple size.

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    2013

    Bostitch launches the Dynamo™, the only three-in-one stapler to feature an integrated pencil sharpener, staple remover and staple storage.

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