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Posted 12 months ago

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Mystaplers
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Both of these machines previously belonged to Elli Buk, a well known collector from New York City. The stapler is an easy ID. It is an Acme No.1 with an extended base. Circa 1910. Now the hole punch is something that I just haven't found anything on. It was marketed by the S & T Manufacturing Company. Sieber and Trussel. Emory Trussel invented two hole punches but both are obviously newer than this machine. One is dated 1902 and the other is 1904. This machine is more primitive in design using rivets instead of screws, nuts or bolts of any kind. I believe it is circa 1897, give or take a few years. Anybody have any ideas?

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  1. americanstationer americanstationer, 11 months ago
    I can tell you that the Boorum & Pease Loose Leaf Book Co acquired Sieber and Trussell sometime in the first six months of 1911. After some brief research the earliest ad I can find is from 1898, but that only means that they were in business in that year. It's very likely they were around before then. Sadly this doesn't exactly solve your mystery :(
  2. Mystaplers Mystaplers, 11 months ago
    I do appreciate the assistance. I will continue to search until I find the answer. It's the investigator in me.

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