Posted 12 months ago
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?