Original bates model patented in 1931 and marketed for a very short period, appears to be the only model a on the market. This stapler is painted in army green and may have been used in a military office. There are no tweezers included, the stapler is working. See all photos for wear, some rusting throughout. There is a penciled date on the plaque 8/30/35, possibly a service date.
Vintage 1931 bates model a wire stapler army green military office very rare.