|Here is the magazine, you can see the small nubbin and catch that hold the stapler closed (at least for a few short seconds).
|I found a little stapler for $7 at a store where I have some store credit. It is a Swingline Tot 50 Deluxe, and when I looked it up on google I was very surprised to learn that my little blue Swingline is also a Tot, but the modern version.
|The old Tot has the older style sliding magazine, but it never springs open on accident while in my backpack!
|The one thing which makes the new superior to the old is that you can just buy normal staples for it. The older Tot has much harder to find mini staples.
|The older Tot came with a box with some staples still, and I found a box for $1 at an antique store just a few days later. I don't staple a lot so I think I am set for quite some time now.
|These staplers offer similar performance, this is a sheet of note paper folded so it is eight layers thick.