Box of Ajax insulated staples

Made:
1950-1970 in England
Box of Ajax insulated staples photographed 3/4 view on a white background.

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Box of Ajax insulated staples photographed 3/4 view on a white background.
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Box of Ajax insulated staples.

Part of the Bob Gray collection of electrical objects.

These insulated staples were used in peoples' homes in order to hold loose pieces of wire in place and prevent them from trailing over the floor. They are light and cheap and easy to use. Ones like these were most popular in the 1950s and 1960s.

Details

Category:
Electricity Supply
Object Number:
Y2012.15.16
Materials:
cardboard and metal (unknown)
Measurements:
35 mm x 60 mm x 65 mm, 10 g
type:
wiring staples
credit:
Mr Robert Gray