I know what you may be thinking. A stapler? An icon? But let's face it, we use these things everyday. They are ubiquitous. It's time we paid some respect!
King Louis XV, in the 18th century France, had what is believed to be the world's first stapler handmade. In true King Louis style, he had each staple - repeat, staple - inscribed with the insignia of the Royal Court. So, from not so humble beginnings the stapler has grown!
Or shrunk. As you can see, the original models made sewing machines look portable and it wasn't until the late 19th century that an American refined the stapler to more accessible specifications. Even so, is still weighed over two and a half pounds (1 kg!) and was able to load only a single wire staple at a time.
And while today, most staplers are well, about a kilogram lighter and slightly more efficient, they still fail on us, staples get jammed and they've regrettably lost some of their once regal lustre.
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Most staplers. We saw this new range called Punch & Staple at NoteMaker and we love it. They're chrome plated, have a never-fail warranty and make rows of staples fall into line!
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So, if you care about ridding yourself of the everyday stress of staple failure, or just think it's about time you got to live like King Louis XV (did we mention they look fantastic!?) then check em out!