Who invented the stapler?


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The first stapler was made for King Louis XV of France in the 18th century, while the first patent to be awarded for a stapler was in 1866 by an American named George McGill. In 1877, Henry R. Heyl filed patent number 195603 for the first machines to insert and clinch a staple in a single step.

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Who invented the stapler?
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A stapler is a mechanical instrument that joins pieces of paper together by driving a thin metal staple through multiple sheets and folding the ends. Staplers come in two common types, manual and electric. Manual staplers are handheld and are primarily used to join a few pieces of paper together. The electric stapler's main function is to join a large number of sheets together in a more quick and efficient manner.

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