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    Posted 9 years ago

    Esther110
    (134 items)

    It is an italian paper welder.
    Under the handle reads: PAPERINA World Patent.
    And Paperina made in Italy.
    It was in our 'inherited' office.

    In the last picture you can see the crimping, it is tiny. Under 1in long,

    Thanks Kraai for solving the mystery!

    Mystery Solved
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    Comments

    1. Convair Convair, 9 years ago
      Hi, This is a paper embosser. Look at the marks under a magnifying glass and you may see some letters. Darken the embossing by lightly rubbing the side of the lead of a wooden pencil over just the tops of the embossing, a number 1 pencil works best if you have one lying around. I bet it will be a person's name, or the firm's name.
    2. Esther110 Esther110, 9 years ago
      Thanks Convair, but no name, only the little stripes. I'm thinking it could be missing a piece. When I get to the office on Monday I will take a closer look, now that I know what it could be.
      Thanks again!
    3. Esther110 Esther110, 9 years ago
      LOL...so I have a bit of Disneyana?

      Such an 'important' tool for flattening staples...hmmm I will try it on one and let you know.
    4. Esther110 Esther110, 9 years ago
      Well, it does flatten the staples, but they have to be at the very edge of the paper.
      I will mark it solved, but I'm not convinced...lol
    5. Esther110 Esther110, 9 years ago
      So a mystery remains...
    6. Kraai, 8 years ago
      Hi There,
      I have the identical embosser/punch. Do not know what it is for but it joins paper very well. I guess it could very well be a staple-less stapler.
    7. Kraai, 8 years ago
      Just solved the mystery. The item is a paper welder. Go to http://www.officemuseum.com where you can see an identical one.
    8. Esther110 Esther110, 8 years ago
      Thank you so very much Kraai!! So a paper welder it is!!
    9. gpwehrfritz, 7 years ago
      I also have one of these paper welders...Mine was made in Medina N.Y. Any info. on it??? Thanks Grant

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