Milestones

1896

Founded in 1896

Thomas Briggs founded Founded the Boston Wire Stitch Company which produced treadle operated wire stitching machines for fastening books, calendars and hat boxes etc.

1903

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.

1914

Bostitch® Desk Stapler Model AO

The first Bostitch® Desk Stapler Model AO was manufactured in 1914.

1925

Manufacturing of Foot & Motor Operated Staplers.

In 1925, BOSTITCH manufactured foot and motor operated staplers.

1930

A new name

As more industrial stapling machines were developed, the company changed its name from the Boston Wire Stitch Company to BOSTITCH®.

1941-45

BOSTITCH and WWII.

During World War II, Bostitch® devoted all of its facilities to the war effort.

1957

East Greenwich, Rhode Island.

The BOSTITCH® manufacturing plant moved to its current location in East Greenwich, Rhode Island.

1965

BOSTITCH® introduced the 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.

1970

Bostitch® introduced the N16 framing nailer.

1982

Bostitch®’s first Coil Roofing Nailer

In 1982, BOSTITCH introduced the it's first coil nailer.