Vintage paper welders: Old office page fasteners that worked without staples

Vintage paper welders Old office page fasteners that worked without staples

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Old paper welders were small metal presses that essentially embossed two or three pieces of paper together — no staples or paperclips needed. Here’s a look back at these handy silver-toned office desk accessories!

Wonderful Paper Welder

Papers are fastened together by simple pressure of hand on lever of Paper Welder. One press of the handle welds papers together. The weld is as strong as the strength of the paper itself.

A definite saving in money because there are no metallic fasteners to buy. It costs nothing to push down the handle. The Paper Welder is precision built, neat, smart appearing, polished chrome plate, and should last indefinitely.

Vintage paper welder office supplies from the 60s and 70s (2)

Here’s how PAPER WELDER is quicker, faster, neater


With letters carrying enclosures, the Welder is a neat method of fastening important inserts, with assurance that they will reach the recipient intact. Will weld up to six sheets (16#) some cases more.

Another fine feature is that a simple pressure of thumbnail or any smooth object on the weld unlocks papers without mutilation. An ideal gift with name engraved on handle or base.

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“Has actually modernized our office paperwork”

• Paper Welded sheets lie flat, save space in files.
• No clogged machines.
• No refills to insert.
• No bulky files.
• No lost inserts.
• No staples to remove.
• The desk looks neater with the smart appearing, artistically designed Welder.
• Ideal for tabulating cards.
• Excellent for multiple copies when put through folding machines.

Vintage paper welder office supplies from the 60s and 70s (1)

Goodbye Mr Clips!

Excuse the lame pun but it’s true — you can now free yourself of such cumbersome paraphernalia as paper clips & staples.

Our handsome chrome Paper Welder smartly “welds” up to 6 sheets of paper, with just one gentle stroke. And it never needs refills.

Keeps your files slim and neat, your copier from blowing a fuse and your fingernails from breaking.

No quicker or less expensive way to establish yourself as a progressive executive. Order yours right now!

MORE: See what antique school supplies & educational materials were like in the olden days

Vintage paper welders page fasteners

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