Show us your Vintage Office Supplies.

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

  1. Sunny

    Sunny One Too Many

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    Oh, dear! :eek: I'd prefer green and WHITE, so if you find something like that I'd be open to passing it on... ;)

    Ah, I'd never heard of that! Thanks for the tip.
     
  2. MikeBravo

    MikeBravo One Too Many

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    Id take it off your hands. They aren't available in Australia, looked everywhere

    My perfect desk
     
  3. Atomic

    Atomic One of the Regulars

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    I missed this thread too!

    Here is my little desk fan that has seen a few posts, but why not one more!

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    Lamp and radio that has since been moved to various parts of the house.

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    My little stapler. It works great, but the top press was broken when shipped, so I JB Welded it back together and I need to still clean it up.

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  4. HarpPlayerGene

    HarpPlayerGene I'll Lock Up

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    I've got a few tidbits around...

    The skull is over a hundred years old. It's a cast iron inkwell from my maternal great-grandfather.
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    I use this little spike for pick-up slips for shoe repair or dry cleaning.
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    Vintage fan, Ronson cigarette lighter, Park Sherman brass cigarette box/dispenser, brass stamp dispenser with a little scale on it, my paternal grandfather's name plaque, my maternal grandfather's letter opener, and plenty of dust. :eek: The pen is usually in a base but it's out getting engraved. :)
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    Vintage In-Box and the obligatory old stapler - I LOVE these things! They work, and they KEEP working.
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    This lamp is solid brass including that big base. It is H - E - A - V - Y !!!
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    A couple more in next post...
     
  5. HarpPlayerGene

    HarpPlayerGene I'll Lock Up

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    Cont'd...

    Vintage Out-Box and vintage folders too!
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    My favorite satchels/briefcases. The more beat up they get the better I like 'em.
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    Forties or fifties drafting light on my art table.
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    Functional, yet merely decorative Royal typewriter.
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    Love my old Shaw Walker file cab'. :)
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  6. Story

    Story I'll Lock Up

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  7. PoohBang

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    Here's my massive tape dispenser. Seems to match a lot of the other items here in this thread. It's got that green crinkle finish also.

    weights a ton.
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  8. CharlieB

    CharlieB A-List Customer

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    At least that keeps it from sliding across the desk when you pull on the tape!
     
  9. PoohBang

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    ^^true... but honestly, it must weigh 5 pounds or more.... I know they put sand in the modern plastic ones to weigh them down and they still slide. But if this slid, it would take the finish off your desk in the process...
     
  10. Foofoogal

    Foofoogal Banned

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    Never thought about people collecting this. I have an old clip type board solid wood. It would look so pretty refinished. Interesting.
     
  11. HarpPlayerGene

    HarpPlayerGene I'll Lock Up

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    I also posted this in the Thrift thread.

    J. B. Van Sciver Co. Oak Office Chair ('30s? '40s?..).

    $10. All there.

    Befores & after (clean up and lemon oil):

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  12. The Wolf

    The Wolf Call Me a Cab

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    That cleaned up nicely.
    Good find and nice work.

    Sincerely,
    The Wolf
     
  13. CharlieB

    CharlieB A-List Customer

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    Agreed. Chair looks great. You can tell it was made when things were built to last.
     
  14. HodgePodge

    HodgePodge One of the Regulars

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    Speaking of which, does anyone know if replacement press grips were ever made? I have a Swingline No. 3, and a Swingline No. 4 that were in my grandfather's desk, but both have lost their grips.
     
  15. AmateisGal

    AmateisGal I'll Lock Up

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    I just looked through this entire thread for some ideas...and now I've got a bunch! We're moving into a new house, a 1951 Cape Cod (just renting, but still!), and I get the whole top floor to myself for an office - and it's going to be vintage!
     
  16. MissLaurieMarie

    MissLaurieMarie One of the Regulars

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    Lucky you! Can't wait to see some photos.
     
  17. AmateisGal

    AmateisGal I'll Lock Up

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    Just scored a vintage 1940s Royal typewriter - and it works! Had to put it on layaway since funds are a bit tight right now due to the move, but that baby will be sitting in my office by next month! I'll post a pic then. ;)
     
  18. randooch

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    Very cool! Can a person still find ribbons for those? I recently read about some shop in NYC that stays VERY busy doing service on only old typewriters, but there must be other shops like it here and there.

    Also saw recently that some jewelry-maker is using the keys off old Royals and such to make rings! Quel horreur!!
     
  19. AmateisGal

    AmateisGal I'll Lock Up

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    I'm not sure about the ribbons...
     
  20. purerad

    purerad New in Town

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    wow, this thread brings back tons of memories. I may be in my thirties but
    my parent were alot older and my dad was an ex college professor who had tons of old office equipment, mangled typewriters til the day he died etc.....
    i still have several old bates wire staplers, reams of vintage paper i use in my laser printer,lamps, etc...... lol and i've been selling this stuff off piece by piece for years! and still have a bit left.
    I love old stuff but i'm not sure how much i'd like a vintage office after having used this stuff all my life.
     

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