In Italy in 1924, Balma Capoduri & C. was founded as an office supplies maker. The first smash hit product, Coccoina Glue, was introduced in 1927. Shortly after in 1935, they introduced their first Zenith plier stapler, which is recognized as being the first of its kind.
This stapler is handheld and comes with a box of staples. The 590 stapler only differs from the 548 in that it has a plastic body.