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newspaper ad from 1948. That $1.89 stapler would cost $19.53 in 2018 dollars.

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figure 1

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bottom of rubber base, note the patent numbers

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chrome Presto 40

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newspaper ad from 1956

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a rather dilapidated Presto 40 Stapler box

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This month’s post is courtesy of my trusty Underwood No 5 s/n 2392412-5.  If you go to the Antique Typewriter’s Collectors page on Facebook or on the American Stationer’s Facebook page, then back a month or so you can see a picture of her.  She is my mechanical pride and joy, has a wonderful feel, and types like a charm.  I had her professionally serviced at Cambridge Typewriter about 7 weeks ago and I couldn’t be happier.