Posted December 11, 2023

Books: The History of the Nailing & Stapling Business

The definitive history of the industry is now in print. 

The definitive “History of the Nailing & Stapling Business,” is available for a limited time while supplies last.

Written by fastening industry icon Don Carlson, former owner of Carlson Systems, this 168-page spiral-bound book covers industrial stapling from some of its earliest examples, including a one-of-a-kind stapler for King Louis XV of France which was said to use staples made of gold and encrusted with precious stones, to the first industrial staplers to use magazines, made by the Acme Staple Company of New Jersey in 1875 and on to today’s latests innovations and tool systems.

Chapters cover the history of industrial stapling, nailing and collation systems; pioneers of the field; prominent manufacturers in the US market; a history of Carlson Systems and the Carlson stapler and nailer antique collection; and a listing of modern leaders in the field.

The book is illustrated with more than 180 color photos of tools in the Carlson collection, which numbers more than 200 vintage tools and accessories.

These lovingly written, exhaustively researched and authoritative histories are offered for $25 each plus shipping.

Supplies of this highly collectible reference are extremely limited so please order quickly or they will be gone.

To order, contact Deliverance Safety Hammers, Wyatt DeMasseo at 480-363-1299 or email him at