As a fastener, staples were originally introduced as a solution to paper fastening. Early staples were crudely driven into stacks of paper, but crimping the ends of the staple had to be done by hand.
Bostitch, an American company, introduced the first “portable stapling machine” in 1914. That simple invention paved the way for the modern staple guns used in the industrial packaging industry today. In the modern wood packaging industry, staples are almost always installed using a pneumatic staple gun or a similar type of air driven tool.