Pretty much very desk in the world has a stapler as they are one of the most frequently used tools we own. The invention of the stapler can be traced back to the 1700s in France for King Louise XV where each stapler was inscribed with the insignia of the royal court, super ceding the need for glue and ribbons to hold paper together – albeit and expensive exercise.
George McGill invented the first functional stapler in 1867 and it hit the market is 1869, it was unfortunately a laborious process as it needed to be constantly reloaded. In 1895, the E.H. Hotchkiss Company designed the modern day stapler with bendable staples that were wired together but it wasn’t until 1937 when stapling was revolutionised by Jack Linksy with the Swingline range where rows of staples could be easily inserted, removing the need for intensive manual effort.
Todays staplers are used in the office, in building work and by the medical field – don’t you just love them!