The Postcard was sent in 1962 to
Chatham, Ontario, Canada at the 4 cent international rate. The card
Hi Minnie & Mucle. How are you both. We are both
fine. This is one of the factories not far from where we live. My cat
is watching me write this. The weather is nice today. Bye for now.
Yvonne and Bob
The new Bostitch
Factory was constructed on Route 2 - East Greenwich, RI in 1957. The
plant is located on an 84 acre tract of land. It is 3 football fields
in length and almost two football fields in width. Bostitch has been a
household name in the stapler industry since before my time, however I
do remember seeing the new factory right after it was finished in
1957. I was 12 at the time.
In 1896 Thomas Briggs
invented a new kind of wire stitcher designed for fastening books,
calendars, checks, and other items. Briggs' new machine made staples
or stitches from a coil of wire and was called the Boston Wire
Stitcher. The original company took it's name from the new
machine and was called the Boston Wire Stitcher Company.
The company's most important
contribution to the business world was the invention of the first
Cemented Strip Staples in 1924 for use in their desk
stapler. They produced their first desk stapler in 1914, but at that
time staples were shipped loose and singly in a tray.
In 1948 The Boston Wire
Stitcher Company was officially renamed Bostitch
Incorporated. The company has continued over the years to
introduce new products and innovations in the fastening field and in
1965 they invented the first Coil Nailer.
In 1986 Bostitch was acquired by
The Stanley Works of New Britain, Connecticut.
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about Stanley Bostitch; visit the