Thomas Briggs founded Founded the Boston Wire Stitch Company which produced treadle operated wire stitching machines for fastening books, calendars and hat boxes etc.
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The First Wire Stitcher was Produced.
The original machines used pre-formed staples. The development of staples collated with paper and then glue, saw the start of collated fasteners, which greatly increased efficiency.
Bostitch® Desk Stapler Model AO
The first Bostitch® Desk Stapler Model AO was manufactured in 1914.
Innovation in Strip Staples
BOSTITCH® introduces first cemented strip staples - the standard in the industry.
Manufacturing of Foot & Motor Operated Staplers
In 1925, BOSTITCH® manufactured foot and motor operated staplers.
As more industrial stapling machines were developed, the company changed its name from the Boston Wire Stitch Company to BOSTITCH®.
BOSTITCH and WWII
During World War II, Bostitch® devoted all of its facilities to the war effort.
East Greenwich, Rhode Island
The BOSTITCH® manufacturing plant moved to its current location in East Greenwich, Rhode Island.
First Coil Nailer, the N2
With the acquisition of the Calwire Company in 1961, which manufactured staplers and a T nailer, BOSTITCH® moved into the wood fastening market. BOSTITCH® then introduced innovative new products, such as the first ever coil nailers that revolutionised the pallet making industry, and a roofing coil nailer for the construction industry.
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Bostitch® introduced the N16 framing nailer.
First Coil Roofing Nailer
In 1982, BOSTITCH introduced its first coil nailer.
BOSTITCH® joins Stanley Works
The Stanley Works of New Britain, Connecticut acquired Bostitch® from Textron. The HARTCO Company acquired.
BOSTITCH® acquires ATRO, a major European tool and fastening manufacturer.
BOSTITCH® continues its innovation with the introduction of the N88RH-2MCN dual purpose round head and metal connecting nailer, the SC7 ring tool, and the Sheather Plus™ engineered nail and hi-speed VRC machines.
New Plastic Collated Framing Nailers
New F28WW-E Wire Weld and F21PL-E Plastic Collated Framing Nailers launched.
BOSTITCH® acquires BESCO pneumatic manufacturing company. New lightweight and compact Paper Tape Framing Nailer, the F33PTSM launched into the construction market.
Bostitch Patent Information
Some BOSTITCH products may be covered by one or more patents. Below is a partial listing of selected BOSTITCH products and corresponding patents. The below listing of products and patents is not exhaustive. The listed products may be covered by additional patents not listed below. Additionally, other BOSTITCH products which are not listed below may or may not be protected by one or more patents.
Patents and Patent Publications
SKUs BTC480L and BTC480LM
Covered by US Patent Nos. 8,312,937 and 7,554,290
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