Label on side says "The Challenge Eyelet Press No. 1. U.S. Pat, Feb. 22, 1887,- Jan. 4, 1902. Made by Edw. L. Sibley Mfg. Co, Inc., Bennington, VT., U.S.A."
The label on the front says "Trade mark Challenge, registered May 7, 1907." There are gold decorations applied on both sides. This great item is literally an antique. It's over 100 years old, and still in great working condition. There is minor wear and tear to this item, but it still in great condition.
Measures L 9" x W 4.5" x H 13.5". The Eyelet press itself is cast iron on a wood base.
First mechanical paper fastening machine manufactured and marketed, and it preceded the first stapler by two decades!!
Perfect for antique tool collector, antique lover, folk or primitive home décor, or in a copy/print shop.