This appealing Swingline stapler has a design patent date of 1938. It's durable, sturdy build and heavy feel is a testament to its longevity. There is a button on the bottom to release the base when you want to use the stapler for tacking. The stapler measures 6" long and 4" tall. There are a few staples inside. The stapler works properly. It is marked "Swingline Inc. Long Island City, New York".