I present to you a Swingline Stapler. Some background:

The Model 27 Swingline Stapler was introduced in 1952 and “Improved” in 1954. I recall seeing these quite often at school growing up – not as omnipresent as the crinkle-grey boxy 1940’s Bostitches that permeated my childhood institutional memories, but still often enough that I remember them.

This Stapler is the oldest existing Stortz Tool employee. It sits on my desk and gets used on a daily basis stapling together sheets of paper like it was meant to do. I would say it’s a rarity to find a piece of equipment that works just as well now as it did when it was produced 60+ years ago. Here’s to another lifetime!