1956 STAPLELESS STAPLER -THE PAPER WELDER - NEW IN BOX!
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Sold Date: 12/17/2006
Channel: Online Auction
1956 STAPLELESS STAPLER -"THE PAPER WELDER" - NEW IN ORIGINAL BOX!
Own a piece of history with this brand new, very well built, fully functional "stapleless stapler" from 1956 called The Paper Welder.
A 14-year design for this machine was granted in September, 1956 to a gentleman in Medina, New York. His company [Norman-Bathrick, Inc] manufactured and sold this high-end product for many years, until new environmental regulations made the chrome plating process prohibitively expensive.
The Paper Welder weighs in at 1 pound, 4 ouces, and measures 5" long, by 2" wide, by 5" high with the lever in the natural (up) position. It is solidly built from chrome plated, die cast metal with a cork bottom. Instead of punching and folding the paper, the Paper Welder uses toothed jaws to join the paper together with a zipper-like crimp [see the sixth picture].
This great old product is owned by the son of the inventor, and has been stored in its original box [with the original instruction sheet!] for the past fifty years. The chrome plating as well as the engraved base area [hard to photograph clearly, but reads: "BATHRICK-COLLINS, INC - PAPER WELDER - PAT. NO. 2188222 - MEDINA N.Y.] still shines, and the device still functions perfectly. PLEASE ask any questions before bidding.
Low starting bid on this no-reserve auction!
I accept PayPal [preferred] or money orders.U.S. residents pay $6.00 for USPS Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation. Non-U.S. residents pay $12.00 for USPS Global Priority Mail. All shipments are VERY well packaged, and will be mailed within 24 hours of full payment. PLEASE make contact within THREE days to arrange payment or the item will be offered to the next highest bidder.
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