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Bump Paper Fastener - Stapleless Stapler

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Posted 5 years ago


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The Bump Paper Fastener was invented by George P Bump and patented (US1065904) in 1913. George Bump went on to create the Bump’s Perfected Paper Fastener Company and at some point changed the name to The Bump Paper Fastener Company in La Crosse Wisconsin. The first design was a table top paper fastener that looked similar to a stapler, however it didn’t use staples or any other material. The Bump Paper Fastener simply cuts a hole in the paper similar to a hole punch, but instead of a round hole, it is triangular in shape. The punched paper is then folded and inserted into an additional slice that was also cut. It was the ultimate in green technology.

I wrote up more about the Bump Paper Fasteners on my website


  1. Rustfarm Rustfarm, 3 years ago
    I have a later version of this that I use a couple of times a week on invoices. This paper fastener ought to put back into production as it never needs staples!
  2. lzenglish lzenglish, 3 years ago
    I never even knew these existed until now! Thanks for sharing them, and the Info. about them

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