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Star (Fastener) Stapler with Curly Tail c1896

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Posted 2 years ago

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fruMurf
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Star Paper Fastener was made by the Jones Fastener Co. predecessor to Hotchkiss. Tail held 100 staples. Patent first held by Greenfield. First stapler to use strip staples. Strip staples were inserted into the paper by hitting the head very hard to cut each one from the strip. The staples came in steel and copper. Note last image was 3D art I created of the Star.

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  1. toolate2 toolate2, 2 years ago
    Very cool item! Welcome to show and tell... And thanks for sharing!!
  2. AntiqueOutings AntiqueOutings, 2 years ago
    Just picked up a number 1 from the Antique Weekend show they have in Warrenton/Roundtop here in Texas. Got it for $5. Thought that was a great pick. I try to specialize in office supplies and games (Croquet, badminton, petanque..)
  3. AntiqueOutings AntiqueOutings, 2 years ago
    Anyone know where to track down some staples at a reasonable price?
  4. fruMurf fruMurf, 2 years ago
    $5 is good price for a number 1. They made a lot of them but every good collection should have one. Any price for a number 1 $20 and under is a good price.
  5. Roycroftbooksfromme1 Roycroftbooksfromme1, 1 year ago
    very cool ,I want one ...lol
  6. epson233 epson233, 1 year ago
    oh this is just way too cool -- love the photo work -- great analogy shot

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