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This vintage Swingline “Speed Stapler” has beautiful art deco lines and an industrial design in dark gray metal. It’s also quite sturdy and well-made, so it can handle all the paperwork you’ve got. It’s sure to become one of your favorite office tools.

The stapler has a lever on the bottom which opens the back hinge all the way for stapling against something flat. The metal lever on the side opens the top to reveal the compartment that holds standard size staples. The bottom has hard rubber anti-skid feet.

This stapler measures just over 6” long and just over 4” tall. It’s marked “Swingline Speed Stapler” on the front and “Speed Products Co., Inc. Long Island City, New York” on the bottom along with a list of patent numbers.

The metal anvil plate has a nice warm patina with no rust. There’s some dust in the cracks, but the gunmetal finish is in great shape. The hard rubber handle has some cracks in the surface finish, but these are just cosmetic. It shows no signs of crumbling or otherwise deteriorating. All the moving parts operate incredibly smoothly and make satisfyingly rich clicking sounds when they should. I’m actually really impressed with how nicely this stapler operates. It’s close to 75 years old and works better than any brand new plastic stapler you’ll find. This is a well-crafted tool.

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Buy 2 or more items from me and get 10% off, plus save with combined shipping.

Domestic Shipping: This substantial stapler weighs a pound by itself, unboxed. The rate shown is for a 2 pound insured parcel post package shipped to the zip furthest from me, but actual shipping to your zip code may be less. Feel free to convo me for exact rates. I will refund any postage overpayments.

Combined Shipping: I’m happy to ship multiple purchases together to lower shipping costs, but for most items I don’t pre-enter a combined amount as I prefer to figure it based on packed weight (it’s usually cheaper that way). If you’d like to know the cost to ship specific items together, just convo me. Combined shipping will always be less than shipping items separately.

International Shipping: Costs may be lower to your country. Feel free to convo me for exact rates.

Industrial Paper Fastener - Vintage 1940s Swingline Speed Stapler in Excellent Working Order, Desk Accessory For Your Vintage Office


  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Materials: metal, hard rubber
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 498 reviews
  • Favorited by: 1 person