Posted 2 years ago
This is the world's first stapler. Here is an excerpt from www.officemuseum.com: "1890s ~ Staples Cut from Strips: Moving along the paper fastener time line, stapling machines that cut individual staples off a strip of connected metal staples were introduced commercially in 1895 by the Jones Mfg. Co., the predecessor of the E. H. Hotchkiss Co. The photo to the right shows the earliest of these machines, the 1895 Star Paper Fastener. The best-selling strip staple machine, the Hotchkiss No. 1 paper fastener, was still marketed in 1950." Before this all the machines were cumbersome looking or heavy. Unfortunately the base is missing on this one. Any idea of value?