Monday, January 26, 2009

Stapler of the Week Archive- Novus B 22

Novus B 22 steel two tone grey and chrome finish

Novus B 22 box printed cardboard

There seems to be a pattern in my stapler collecting. A lot of my favorite staplers designs come from German designers or manufacturers and Novus has been making staplers there since 1949. Along with Novus, Leitz and the previously featured Elastic are some other German stapler manufacturers of note. The Novus B22 is a straight-forward design, staples load in front by operating catch in rear, conversion to tacking means merely opening up the stapler and switching from staple to pin requires only to move the anvil in the desired direction. Nothing too fancy here, but the muted greys are soothing and very pleasing to the eye.

Excerpt from the Stapler of the Week, January 26, 2009.


Rick Born said...

Excellent site, I had no idea there was anyone else with a tendency to collect staplers. This Novus B22 is an excellent stapler, I still have one on my desk at work.

Anonymous said...

I inherited mine sometime in the late 1970's and still use it regularly. The force with which the staple loading tray opens reminds me of the alien in the movie of the same name!

So it is a fun toy as well.

Any idea what year this was built?

There are some numbers stamped onto it, but nothing that looks like a date.

Thanks for the unique site!


Anonymous said...

I have just purchased a novus B22 all black stapler except for the silver top. Where do you find staples for it. Please e-mail back at Thanks somuch.

Anonymous said...

I have on my desk a NOVUS B21 inherited from my grandfather. Still workin perfectly of course. Do you have any idea when this type was in production?