Largest Staple Ball

United States Access Imaging Solutions


San Antonio, Texas, United States / February 6, 2012

The staff at Access Imaging Solutions has a collection of staples that weighs 101.5 pounds.

- must provide evidence of total weight of collection


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  • United States Chahala Hill

    Chahala Hill

    I am curious.. Why is this record not in the Guinness book of world records? Is there some reason that it was inadmissible? Was it because of the inconsistency of the size and weight of each staple? Or was there some other reason?

  • United States AnnMarie Chilson

    AnnMarie Chilson

    We are in the document imaging business so all staples must be pulled before documents are scanned. Instead of throwing the staples away we decided to make a world record. So it technically took no extra time.

  • United States Joshua Darling

    Joshua Darling

    Talk about nothing to do with time, I wonder how long it took you guys to complete this???

  • United States AnnMarie Longfoot

    AnnMarie Longfoot

    Adam, your observation is correct there is "debris" in our staple ball. This "debris" is part of what makes our staple ball so unique. The stapler was first invented in the 18th Century for King Louis XV, but George McGill received the patent for the modern stapler in 1867. Our business deals with the preservation of county records and our staple ball has in it staples that date back to the mid 1800's when Texas originally became a state. This means we have some of the first staples ever used. We considered burning out the "debris" but feared that it may compromise our "antique" staples. So the small amount of what you call "debris, we call "history"!

  • United States Adam Kowolski

    Adam Kowolski

    There's other debris in there. It's not considered a Used staple collection unless there are only staples, which does not include "Bits" of staples. therefore you don't have the record. Has to be only Used staples.

  • United States Emily Patricia

    Emily Patricia

    Wow. That's crazy! Well, it is DEFINITELY a decent size!

  • United States AnnMarie Longfoot

    AnnMarie Longfoot

    Emily, we started our collection in 2006, and actually didn't know there was a record until a few years ago, but didn't want to submit it until it was a decent size.

  • United States Emily Patricia

    Emily Patricia

    Did you guys start saving up before or after you knew about this world record?!

  • For those who like to beat this reccord, good luck...

  • United States Alexander Paul Kleinschmidt

    Alexander Paul Kleinschmidt

    That thing is just crazy!

  • You are the man Mr. Foster! I wish I had something this cool.

  • This is amazing...simply amazing

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