Hotchkiss No 2 Stapler


Hotchkiss No 2 Paper Fastener StaplerThe Hotchkiss No 2 stapler (Hotchkiss No. 2 Paper Fastener) was designed to be a heavy duty stapler, something beyond what the original Hotchkiss No. 1 could handle.  Unfortunately, there was a major design flaw that would often result in the metal cracking or breaking.  The bulk of the metal used was the best tool steel obtainable at the time, but just wasn’t as structurally sound as many metals of today.  As such, the Hotchkiss No 2 design was eventually replaced with a more robust version with less breakage issues.

They measure about 7″ tall by 10″ long by 3″ wide.  The patent was accepted in 1896 and were on the market starting around 1903 – 1930.  The Hotchkiss No. 2 could fasten the equivalent of about 50 sheets paper, doubling the ability of  the Hotchkiss No. 1.

The Hotchkiss No 2 stapler is very unusual looking for a stapler, yet it still maintains a certain attractiveness with its wooden handle and Victorian engravings. These paper fasteners could often be seen in counting houses and factories where a large volume of paper fastening was needed.


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