Posted 4 years ago
Here are three different Hotchkiss No 2 staplers showing their evolution. The first one (which some #&^@%! "restored" with silver paint) is actually marked as No 3. This was sometimes done through the first few years of the No 2 (~1900 to ~1904) since it was really a No 3 redesigned with a lever and there was no sense wasting good parts :) The middle one is the No 2 we all know and love so well. The last one is the final iteration of the No 2 available beginning in the 1930's.