Branford House Antiques
A Historic 1850s Farmhouse on a Scenic Vermont Dairy Farm








Staplers

ACME Midget Stapler

The ACME Midget Stapler dates to around the turn-of-the-century. This one is in very good condition.

$100.00

SOLD


ACME NO 2 Stapler

The ACME no 2 stapler is also from around the turn-of-the-century and was a very popular model. It is larger than the midget and used for the more heavy duty jobs. This one is in fair condition in that it does show its age but still a good looking piece of American Office History.

$100.00

SOLD


ACME Midget in Original Box

This ACME Midget still in its original box is in near mint condition. It even comes with its original instructions.

$165.00

SOLD


Paper Bump

This is a clipless Stand Machine aka: a paper bump. It still works very well. It actually punches a hole in the papers to be fastened together and folds the puched paper over to form a type of paper staple. The handle on this bump does have a chip on it, see photos. This technology works so well that I am surprised it became obsolete and isn't still around today.

$75.00

SOLD


Hotchkiss No 2

This Hotchkiss No 2 stapler was meant to be a heavy duty stapler for the larger jobs that the Hotchkiss No 1 much smaller stapler couldn't handle. Unfortunately, it is made of pig iron and not very structurally
sound. The construction materials of the stapler poorly fit its intended use and it wasn't on the market very long. In fact, it is rare to find one without a large crack in it. This one does not have a crack.

The Hotchkiss No 2 stapler is unusual looking but rather attractive with its Victorian engraving and the date 1896. We acquired this one in a 19th century military rifle crate and it originally sat on someones' desk in the US Patent Office. Read the story of its source under the catagory "Patent Models - Office Technologies" This is the last one we have left.

$375.00

SOLD


Hotchkiss No1 with Tail

This Hotchkiss No 1 still has its original tail. The tail was intended to hold the unused staples but wasn't required for function and customers soon intentionally, or sometimes unintentionally, broke off the tail to make the stapler smaller and utilize less space on already over crowded desk tops. This particular Hotchkiss No 1 has NCR advertising inscribed on the top indicating it was made as an incentive gift for NCR customers. It is very hard to find a Hotchkiss No 1 with the tail still intact.

$225.00

SOLD


Hotchkiss No 1

This is the Hotchkiss No 2 more typically found, no tail and no advertising. It is however, a nice example of an 1890s Victorian stapler.

$125.00

SOLD


Hotchkiss No 1 - New Model

This is the new model Hotchkiss No 1. There is a "patent pending" inscription but no dates or patent numbers. I would guess this was the new century (20th century) more contempory design update for the 19th century Victorian Hotchkiss No 1 stapler. It was probably from the 1900s to 1920s time period.

$125.00

SOLD


Markwell Stapler Remover Model X 4

This Markwell Stapler Remover comes in its original box and with its original purchase receipt from Springfield, Vermont and dated September 10, 1952. This "Ex-it" stapler remover is "for every purpose".

$65.00

SOLD


Swingline Speed Stapler No 3

The Swingline Speed Stapler No 3 is from the 1940s.

$40.00

SOLD


Aceliner No 502

The new Aceliner "...the worlds fastest stapler and the only complete desk stapling service Model 502" it was made by the Ace Fastener Corporation, Chicago, Illinois and dated 1938. It is in near mint condition

$60.00

SOLD



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