[Ads-l] Antedating of "Stapler"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Fri Mar 18 01:42:09 UTC 2016


stapler (OED, n.2, 1951)

According to the website officemuseum.com:

The word "stapler" was used in its modern sense by 1884. (The American Bookseller, June 2, 1884, p. 547, referring to the Novelty paper fastener as the "Novelty stapler.")

Fred Shapiro

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