I’m excited to announce what is the first book of it’s kind ever published; Staplers, Stapling Machines, & Paper Fasteners Volume 1 – Illustrating and Documenting the Hotchkiss Line of Office and Industrial Stapling Machines. This is currently available as an eBook exclusively on the Amazon Kindle platform and is available here.
I’ve wanted to create something like this for a long time now and decided that now is the time. Maintaining the American Stationer is expensive both in time and money. Many non-profit information sites will have a “Donate Now” button or some such trying get folks to help out by giving money. I didn’t want to go that route. I’m hoping you’ll help out but I will give you something in return, something I already know that you value because you’re here – knowledge.
By purchasing this book not only will you get material that is not, and will not, be available on the American Stationer, but you get a reference that you won’t be able to find anywhere else. Also, as the book is revised you automatically get the revised edition so that you will always have the latest information.
You do not need a Kindle to read this book. The Amazon Kindle app is freely available for all platforms.
While the book can be read on any kind of device, I’ve purposely designed it so that it will be easily readable on a smartphone. Why? When you’re out shopping antique stores, flea markets, auctions, etc. you will now have instant access to information about that antique Hotchkiss/Compo/Jones/Star fastener and can check to see if you already have it in your collection.
I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has visited this site over the years, sent me emails, shared information, visited Facebook, and those who commented both on this site and those who have commented and posted to the Facebook page. I hope this is just the beginning of our journey and that there are many more years and many more posts yet to come!