When you think of Fastening the name Bostitch comes to mind. Staples are one of the most recognized and useful items that have been invented. The Bostitch group came around in 1896 and invented the world's first stapler. It used a small coil of wire and formed its staple into the item. It was called the Boston Wire Stitcher. Little did they know but this one machine would spawn a wide world of invention. In 1914, the first desk model hand operated stapler was made. Back then, the staples were shipped loose but only a decade later, Bostitch created the first cemented strip staples; which are the standard type for consumer consumption today. In 1948, the Boston Wire Stitcher Company became Bostitch and the rest, as they say, is history. Staples continue to be a main part of the company, as evident with the model GRSHCR38 staples, but they also manufacturer Glue Guns and Slammer Staplers. In 1986, Bostitch was acquired by Stanley from Textron Corp. Since then, Bostitch continues to provide advancements in the fastening industry by not only improving on current fastener designs but also by inventing new fasteners and fastening devices.