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Addition to my "office" EDC

Discussion in 'Pens, Pencils, Notebooks, and Notebook Covers' started by tool amour, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. tool amour

    tool amour Loaded Pockets

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    Along with small notebook, stamps, envelopes, pens, pencils, eraser, Sharpies, mini-ruler, and paperclips, I wanted to EDC a stapler. I wasn't happy with the first portable stapler I got, and the so-called Tot staplers are enormous compared to the 70's era Tot that I had in high school.

    I wanted something that wasn't cheapo imported junk. I found this on Ebay and it arrived today. It is about the size of a fountain pen, all metal except for the green plastic part. It is so slick! Fortunately it came with the 1/4" wide staples, since I doubt I'd ever find any outside of Ebay.

    I think I'm turning into a retro EDC tool collector.

    [img width=640 height=479]http://i921.photobucket.com/albums/ad52/tool_amour/100_2624-1.jpg[/img]

    Here's a pic of the folding stapler and the new version of the Tot (both of which are bulky, plastic and junky), along with a few staples. I'm such a sucker for cool mini-tools like this.

    [img width=640 height=479]http://i921.photobucket.com/albums/ad52/tool_amour/100_2626.jpg[/img]
     
  2. vivek16

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    Hey, that's pretty cool! :roof:
     
  3. Andy Wayne

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  4. nuphoria

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    That's fantastic! Any idea who made it?
     
  5. Valerian

    Valerian Tea-powered admin

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    What an awesome find, congrats!
     
  6. muskrat72

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    I found one on at SMS Novelties just like that charging . According to them its a

    "1950's ADVERTISING PEN POCKET STAPLER BY DUO-FAST
    This great stapler is an advertisement for granite memorials. It has a box of stapes included inside the original box. This Duo-Fast stapler has advertising on the case for tombstones! Pull off the top to reveal the smallest stapes imaginable. In very good condition and working."
     
  7. muskrat72

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    Heres one for $8!
     
  8. HOMELAND SECURITY HAM

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    Thank you,
    I bought it for my EDC
    Cliff
     
  9. nuphoria

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    :censored:, you were fast! O0

    Anyone seen another one at a sensible price?
     
  10. muskrat72

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    Ha! you guys kill me. :lolhammer:
     
  11. tool amour

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    It's made by Duo-fast. There were several on Ebay when I got mine, but I just checked and the only thing that comes up under "mini stapler" is an all-metal Bostitch, NOT the pen style, but smaller than anything except for the vintage Tot or the pen stapler.

    Happy hunting!

    >EDIT--I lied, there is a pen stapler, but it looks to be 70's era, triangular plastic. Worth a look if you're dying for a pen shaped stapler. ;D
     
  12. nuphoria

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    Yeah, I saw that one too.

    Thanks for looking :)
     
  13. lovecraft47

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    Very cool find!
     
  14. tool amour

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    Just a heads-up--there are 3 of these staplers currently on Ebay, 1 ending within the next few hours.
     
  15. Hoverman

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    You Bostitches! ;D I looked and was too late. What a cool find.
     
  16. tool amour

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    Hoverman--there is one on Ebay right now--do a search on "vintage staper"