Monday, April 6, 2009

Stapler of the Week Archive- Arrow Commander

Arrow Commander steel blue and corroded finish

The Arrow Commander is by no means a remarkable stapler. Like the Markwell RX-45 and Neva Clog staplers featured March 2, 2008, the Commander components are punched and formed from sheets of steel. When I was in elementary school, my father was a punch-press operator for Tonka Toys in Mound, Minnesota. The simplicity of design and construction found in the Commander reminds me of those early Tonka trucks I played with in my youth. It's really quite interesting to wonder at all the products made of pop-rivets and sheet metal. One need only to add some real rubber wheels and my friend Gary in Duluth might add it to his annual Tonka window display.

Excerpt from the Stapler of the Week, April 6th, 2009.


Erin said...

Bring on more Staplers!!!!!

solsticehome said...

Anymore info available on the arrow Commander? Year made & how do you load staples? Thanks Sue