Who created the stapler?I was asking and asking, but never got an answer.
The stapler,as we know it today, has experienced some design changes over the course of history. According to some sources, the first stapler-type device was used by King Louis XV in 18th century France to inscribe his royal seal on official documents. Fast forward to 1866, George McGill invented a machine that could insert a brass fastener clip into paper. He refined his invention and applied for a patent in 1879 for his "single-stroke paper press". This invention weighed almost three pounds and held only one staple at a time. This brings us to the creation of the stapler we all recognize and use today. The B. Jahn Manufacturing Company produced a stapler in 1905 that could load an entire row of staples. They are commonly credited with inventing the stapler, however some also believe there is evidence to credit a man by the name of John Munford who developed and sold his stapler idea to his employer.