Sunday, August 24, 2014

Parker Jotter At 48

Well it has taken a few years but I finally got to 48 Parker Jotters in my collection. The new ones are the three new colors from JetPens on the bottom right along with the compact Jotter. Top row in the center is the forest green Jotter and top right is a cream colored Jotter from Mad Men. Next post I will start showing what was returned to me from the great people at Mad Men since filming is now over. Add all these Jotters to your collection.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

New Pentel PSD5 Pencil

 It took some time to get my hands on a Pentel PSD5 Pencil and here it is. This one was used and was missing a cap over the eraser and it does not work without the cap. I contact Ginger Goode who is the Consumer Quality Assurance Manager at Pentel of America and she found me the part. What a great pencil and a big thanks to Ginger. The pencil is listed in my 1985 Pentel Catalog so the pencil has been around at least that long.

Here we have both of my favorite vanishing point pencils. Top one is the Pilot H-2005 and on the bottom is the Pentel PSD5. I don't know who was first but there have been plenty of variations of this Pilot and there has only been one Pentel. Both are great pencils and highly collectible. Add them both to your collection.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Unisonic Caclulators

Unisonic always was a good bet when it came to calculators for school and work. I would buy them at my local K-Mart store. Of all the Unisonic calculators and there were many, I always liked the small 940. I had a 940 with me all during my career in the military.Top row are the 940s. First one is a 940, than a 940 A and a 940B. Variations are in the key layout. All three have green LED numbers. Bottom row are the 911, 911L and the 931. The 911 has green LED display and the 911L has a red display. The 931 also has a green LED display. 911 and the 931 have the square root key. These are all great calculators from the 70s. They were made in both Japan and Taiwan. Add them all to your collection.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Bostitch Executive Stapler

Bostitch has been making office staplers and other office supplies since 1914 to include a large selection of industrial staplers and punch machines. Here we have their executive 6" desk stapler which has a pocket clip on the top left side and an stapler puller on the top right side. Uses standard staples and would be a nice item for your desk. Add one to your collection.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

LIndy Pens 2014

Here is my Lindy Pen collection to date. I have added a few individual pens but it is getting harder to find that Lindy pen I may be missing. Right now I am looking for a yellow and a silver Lindy Utility pen. Last week I got an email from lady wanting to buy a Lindy pen. It seems that 30 years ago while her parents were writing down potential names for their daughter her father looked at the pen he was using. He was using his favorite Lindy pen and so she was named Lindy. What a great name for his daughter. Add all these great pens to your collection.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Sheaffer 300 Roller Ball Pen

I have been posting Sheaffer pens from the 60s for years but I was given the opportunity to try out a Sheaffer 300 Roller Ball with the dark blue resin barrel from penchalet. This pen is a little heavier then the Sheaffer pens from the 60s but once the cap is posted it is surprising well balanced and frankly does not seem to weight more than any other pen. I have been using the pen for the past week and the pen rides fine in my shirt pocket. The cap posts to the body of the pen with a light click and stays in place. As with many of the Sheaffer pens this one has the spring loaded pocket clip and the signature white dot. Ron Manwaring at sent me this beautiful Sheaffer 300 Roller Ball and what a nice pen it is.

Here are the parts to this roller. The Sheaffer refill is one of the best around. I have been using roller balls since the mid 70s and this is one of the nicest writing pens I have used. I would like to thank Ron Manwaring from penchalet for sending this pen my direction. Add one of these to your collection.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Sterling Plastic #526 Roll Top Pencil Box

The Supply Room is one of the few places where you can find posts about Sterling Plastic. They were one of the last makers of office and school supplies in the US. Not the only one but they were one of the biggest. I still remember the Sterling Plastic school supplies in my local TG&Y. They are gone now but their items can be found on eBay and garage sales, antique stores all over the country. I have a very large collection of their office and school supplies but one item that has been missing was the #526 Roll Top Pencil Box. I have never seen it go for less than $100.00 and there have always been plenty of bidders. Now I have one. This one is used but in great shape.
This #526 is almost complete. There are three pencils with a SP# pencil sharpener and a 6" SP #525 plastic ruler. A small eraser that would be hard as a rock by now should also be in the box. The older roll top pencil boxes made by Sterling Plastic and Hasbro are very collectible. Add one to your collection.