Friday, June 12, 2009

Red Swingline Stapler

A rare, highly coveted, vintage red Swingline stapler. The real deal. Really heavy, really beautiful. Works perfectly in its solemn, simply duty. Sits in a spot on my desk where you have to go through me to get to it. Swingline long discontinued manufacturing red versions of their staplers until the movie Office Space brought demand back, and Swingline produced a "Collectors Edition" red stapler. That's a nice corporate response to playful demand. The new version is a bit marshmallow-y for my liking so I occasionally clutch my vintage stapler to my chest in protective appreciation.