- Hurricane Coast Florida
I have one that belonged to my great-grandfather. It's a round glass thing. Embedded in the middle is an Odd Fellows logo, his name, and a date. My guess is that date is when he joined the lodge. He was a shoemaker. I expect that most of his papers were receipts that got stuck onto one of those spike gizmos.I don't know if it's been mentioned before and I'm not going to go over 349 pages to see, but it occurred to me that I haven't seen a paperweight in use in ages. In summer people used to leave windows open for ventilation. Paperweights were often decorative items and people collect them now. I had a relative who used a massive brass artillery shell fuze he'd picked up in WWII to keep papers from flying off his desk.
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