Before it became known as the stapler, this multi-talented device was called the Hotchkiss after the company E.H. Hotchkiss who manufactured them (but did not invent them) in large quantities.
Not confined to the office version the stapler has many other uses. The industrial stapler is used for more heavy duty tasks such as putting up fences. While the medical version is used in surgery instead of stitches.
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