My Father’s Gallery of Regrettable Inventions: Disposable Stapler
Posted ago by Steven
We may be reinventing the stapler together, but it turns out that the current Quirky undertaking is hardly the first quantum leap forward in the history of the stapler.
But first, to catch you up: My late father delighted in collecting bad inventions. More than 15 years after his death, after I started working at Quirky, my mother unearthed his collection. Now, I’m sharing his finest specimens with you. We previously covered the Phone-Eze and the Cab Catcher. Today, we have something very special.
Have you ever thought, when refilling your stapler: “I wish I didn’t have to refill my stapler. Why can’t staplers be disposable? I’d rather just start a new stapler every time I use up all the staples in a stapler.” The people at Alco Products, Inc., felt strongly enough about the matter to do something about it.
If you come by Quirky, you are welcome to wander by my desk and borrow the Disposable Stapler. If you happen to use the 120th staple, don’t worry: just throw it out.