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El Casco Desk Stapler
Chrome-plated stapler made by a company that started out making revolvers. Still has the workmanship of a six-shooter but won't get you in trouble. Fills with standard staples. Made in Spain. Ships free. (
Sitting stately on your desk, this black chrome stapler emits a staple with a determined punch. All metal parts make it sturdy and satisfying to use — this will bore through a stack of pages plastic staplers would balk from.
These staplers are made in Spain by a company that started our making revolvers. When the Great Depression hit, demand for six-shooters plummeted. People were apparently no longer in a dueling mood, and the owners of the firm turned their riveting and lathing skills to making staplers that can all but shoot out a bullet.
The first stapler they perfected in 1934 was this one, and it’s been in continuous production since.
The chrome finish keeps it from rusting, so the hinges and parts will always move smoothly, work well, and look handsome.
Use & Care
Bad staplers suck. If you've ever worked in an office, you'll be familiar with the culture of rotating thievery that grows up around an irresistibly well-functioning desk stapler. Use this as you would any stapler, and protect from getting swiped.
This stapler takes standard sized staples. To fill, lift the silver knob at the back of the stapler and pull it out. Slide the staple cartridge, and press in the spring-knob-mechanism back in. The stapler has 3 fastener settings, adjust by pressing up and turning the rivet at the bottom of the stapler.
El Casco makes these with individual parts can be repaired or replaced, just as they did with turn-of-the-century revolvers. It will be with you until the day you stop loving it.
El Casco Design
Production & Design
After cutting their teeth manufacturing revolvers, Juan Solozabal Mendive and Juan Olave Bilbao, the Basque founders of El Casco, turned their skills to making desk accessories. The precision and metalwork involved with making guns translated to very good staplers and instead of quietly fizzing out during the depression, El Casco made a name for itself by becoming the best at their new trade. To this day, the company is owned and run by Solozabal and Olave's grandchildren.
The gun-making skills have been passed down, El Casco ensures the quality of their staplers by training their own apprentices and teaching them traditional manufacturing skills. Staplers are made manually, and the components individually numbered and assembled by hand.
The blueprint to your El Casco stapler
– Metal body
– Black and silver chrome plating