Swingline staplers have been around awhile. The company started in 1925. My favorite has always been the small TOT 50 stapler. Top left has been with me since the late 70s. The one on the right is new and I just picked it up last week. In the Army our desk was sometimes in the back of a truck or in a tent. You needed a stapler that worked and did not take up space. The TOT hit the spot. Get yourself one of the older types and add it to your collection.