Sunday, March 16, 2008

Stapler of the Week Archive- Rapid Roadkill

Rapid Classic 1 abraded and corroded chrome finish

I happened upon the remains of a Rapid Classic 1 plier stapler on my walk home from work. The Rapid Classic 1 is identical to the Faber-Castell FC-1. Both were manufactured by what is now known as Isaberg-Rapid in Hestra, Sweden. At first glance, I was really excited to find a stapler but then excitement turned to sadness. I kept walking at first, but then turned back to pick it up and put it in my pocket. As I passed the scrap metal warehouse, I thought to leave it there but didn't. This sad stapler made its way home with me. I'm not certain what will become of it.

Excerpt from the Stapler of the Week, March 16, 2008.

1 comment:

davidbanner said...

I used to own like 3 of these staplers back home (in Peru). I moved to the U.S over 2 years ago and got a job at a government office. My standard issue stapler sucked, I searched all over the place for this stapler so I could just go out and buy it and bring it to work, but I never found any place that sold them. So, I had one of my Staplers shipped to me from Peru. Now its the envy of the office, haha.

Sad picture.