Show us your Vintage Office Supplies.

Discussion in 'The Display Case' started by MrNewportCustom, Aug 26, 2007.

  1. Mr. Sable

    Mr. Sable A-List Customer

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    I don't have much of an office set up yet, but I do have this swell old calendar:

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    Supposedly used in the film "The Sting", but I can't verify that. It's very cool, but the paper is so brittle, I've had to seal it away and have made new 'leaves' to put in it.

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    And I have my grandfather's old phone. I asked to borrow it for a film and he just yarded it out of the wall. When I had a land line, it was my main phone.

    I got a great old file cabinet on the weekend as well. Ace still makes a vintage style stapler, by the way.

    Now all I need is a desk and maybe some walls to put it all in.
     
  2. Mid-fogey

    Mid-fogey Practically Family

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    Not an office supply...

    ...but I did make off with a sterling silver lighter. Elaborately hand engraved in Japan in 1955.
     
  3. SamMarlowPI

    SamMarlowPI One Too Many

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    nice find
     
  4. Miss Brill

    Miss Brill One Too Many

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    on the edge of propriety

    I have that exact same one. It sits on top of my computer.
     
  5. Lucky Strike

    Lucky Strike A-List Customer

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    Here's an old clock and aeroplane desk cigarette lighter:

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    I really like Dali's desk. That's improvisation:

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  6. Lucky Strike

    Lucky Strike A-List Customer

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    Has anyone had a look at Manufactum?

    German company, ships worldwide. A bit pricey, but fanatical about quality and authenticity.
     
  7. SamMarlowPI

    SamMarlowPI One Too Many

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    my office...almost done..the phone is not hooked up though :eusa_doh:

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  8. The Wolf

    The Wolf Call Me a Cab

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    That is looking nice. Do I see a detective pulp on the desk?

    Sincerely,
    The Wolf
     
  9. SamMarlowPI

    SamMarlowPI One Too Many

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    yes indeed...
    - a double issue "Detective Mystery Novels Magazine" 1949
    - "Front Page Detective" 1941
    - "Headquarters Detective" 1943
    - "Inside Detective" 1939
     
  10. RetroToday

    RetroToday A-List Customer

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    A VERY good start to your vintage office. Man, you got a lotta dames!
    ;)
     
  11. SamMarlowPI

    SamMarlowPI One Too Many

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    oh yah, you bet brother...my women lol...the ones you couldnt see, a pinup girl all the way on the left and Bette Davis LIFE magazine up on the right ceiling...its pretty cool...
     
  12. MrNewportCustom

    MrNewportCustom Call Me a Cab

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    I found this card file at a yard sale today. Three dollars.

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    The display case under it was ten dollars.

    I've had these job trays (In/Out files?) for a number of years. I got the double at a yard sale a few years ago. I paid five or ten dollars for it. I got the single from work, for free. When I found the card file, I remembered them and dug them out.

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    My brother threw this guy away when he moved. I dug him out, dusted him off and now he's doing what cats do best: being a paperweight (which qualifies him for this thread. lol)

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    Lee
     
  13. Gingerella72

    Gingerella72 A-List Customer

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    My dad, who recently retired, "swiped" a Swingline stapler just like that one, only a darker green color, from his office (shhhhhh!, lol) when he was cleaning out his desk. (no one would miss it, and would probably consider it junk since it's old)

    When I saw it in his home office I begged him for it. He said, "I'll give it to you in my will," lol. He will not be parted from it!
     
  14. SamMarlowPI

    SamMarlowPI One Too Many

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    speaking of paperweights, my dad bought a couple wood water buffalo statuettes and wants to pour lead in the base and make bookends...cant find them though..
     
  15. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD One Too Many

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    How about a 1930s intercom speaker?

    I got this at an auction a while back. Not in the best of shape cosmetically, but that can be taken care of. Now, if I can only come up with the rest of the intercom!
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  16. MrNewportCustom

    MrNewportCustom Call Me a Cab

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    Improved Hummer

    My brother just got this three hole punch at a swap meet. Five dollars.

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    Bottom: catch tray removed.


    Lee
     
  17. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD One Too Many

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    It's coming along...

    Here are some shots of our office at Ft Miles that were taken on Novenber 10. We're adding to it, but we're still looking for wire mesh waste paper baskets. Here's the first one (titled, "Hello, Sam's Pizza?..."):
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    This is one of our waiting area. We just need some National Geographics from the 1920s to make it seem like a real waiting room:
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    And I couldn't resist this shot. Taken from this angle, my colleaugue Matt is sitting in the middle of a "real big empty"...:
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  18. MB5

    MB5 One of the Regulars

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  19. panamag8or

    panamag8or Practically Family

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    Okay, I've talked a good game in this thread, now it's time to man up and post a pic or two.

    Here is a clock that hung in my Grandfather's store for many years. I spent several summers staring at this clock, praying for 5:00.lol

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    Here is a closeup of the center detail:
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    Here is an old Sheaffer demonstration pen and base. It has the name of the store stamped in it. I use it as my desk pen. I have re-created the exact pen it describes, with a little help from a pen expert. The only thing not correct is that it should be on a chain.
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    Oh, mb5... I found a tape dispenser just like that in his garage the other day. I think I'll snag it next time I'm out there.
     
  20. dakotanorth

    dakotanorth Practically Family

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    3-hole punch

    When is that from?? I have one just like it (not green though).
    I wanted to get it sandblasted and repainted. No clue on price though.
     

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