Sunday, April 27, 2008

Stapler of the Week Archive- Bates Models B & C

Bates Model B green painted steel

Bates Model C grey painted steel

The mechanism inside these Bates staplers create staples from spools of wire, hence their classification as Wire Spool Stapling Machines. The Robert E. De Barth company in Lansdale, PA, refills wire spool cartridges, repairs old staplers and offers a wealth of information. According to De Barth, the Bates wire spool staplers were in production from the 1920's until the late 1960's. Originally the wire was made from steel but was switched to brass, which do not rust. The De Barth company has even created a Hot Rod version of the Bates.

Excerpt from the Stapler of the Week, April 27, 2008.

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