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    Posted 5 years ago

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    These are two neat office staplers that were made around the turn of the 20th Century.
    The lighter tan colored stapler is made by the Bates Company. They still manufacture staplers today. The difference being that today, staplers use the common premade staples held in a row by glue. This Bates stapler has a spool of brass wire (located at the rear of the stapler). As you press down on the plunger, a small piece of brass wire is trimmed and inserted under the paper punch where a perfect staple is formed and inserted into the paper pages where it is bent over as a staple.
    The stapler in the rear of photo #1 is an Ever Ready stapler. (that's right, it could be the same company that today makes flashlights and batteries).
    The difference between the Ever Ready stapler and the Bates stapler is that the Ever Ready makes it's staples from a spool of flat 1/4 " wide steel sheeting that is also wound on a spool. It works similar to the Bates stapler, except that the staple is a flat (wider) piece of staple. The Ever Ready stapler has a pat. date of 1902.

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    1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
      Ain't nevr sen nuttin lik dat ! LOL!! How have these alluded me in all my yrs. in antiques ?
    2. hotairfan hotairfan, 5 years ago
      I've seen the Bates stapler before. I sold one several years ago which seemed like a mistake after the fact. So, when I saw another one at an auction yesterday, I bought it. This one, I won't let it get away.
      The Ever Ready stapler is the rare one, I have never seen another reel stapler with a ribbon band metal material for to make the staples.
    3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
      So most used round wire ?
    4. hotairfan hotairfan, 5 years ago
      Yes Blunderbuss2, those that I've seen in the past use a fine brass wire, about the diameter of a modern day stapler
    5. americanstationer americanstationer, 5 years ago
      The Ever Ready stapler wasn't made by the same company that made/makes the batteries. These are great staplers though!!!

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