Monday, December 21, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Here we have a cabinet that has been sitting around the supply room for some time. This is a part of a early 1900s Satellite Mail Station. When complete this Mail Station was about 5 foot long and about six foot tall. I got it in parts, kept some and got rid of most of it. This mail station was an item you may see in a train station or local general store . I need to clean it up a bit, get the shelves back in place and find a place to put it. I may be using the rippled cardboard to line the shelves for pen/pencil storage. Top shelf is a storage area and the whole thing is in better condition then the picture shows. Another part of this cabinet is pictured on my 30 November 100th post. The wood shelf with the two lamps setting on it. I have two of those.
Friday, December 18, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
Well, all but the Pentel 803 at the bottom came from Pencils 11. Some I bought and others were gifts. The pink and yellow Pentel pop'n pop .05mm pencils I found interesting. Very small pencils. Model Q605, they have the original green erasers with the pin to clear broken lead. Next is one of those lost Pentel sideclickers found down in Mexico. On the right is a Bel Bol clear green 2mm pencil. This has turned out to be one of my favorite writing pencils. At the bottom is my new Pentel Super Multi 8 PH 803 out of its box. Thanks Germ.
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
Here is a pentel that I have been waiting on. The pentel HP803. At the bottom is the HP158 and I will start with that one. Sometimes called a bible highlighter, it has 8 different color 2mm leads. There appears to be three in the line of HP 800 series multi pencil/pens starting with the HP801 (Not Pictured) which had a DNC and a PPC non copying lead plus had a 2B, B, HB, H, blue and red lead. There was also a HP802 (Not Pictured) which had a DNC and PPC non copying lead plus red, blue, brown, orange, yellow and green 2mm lead. The HP803 Super Multi 8 pictured above appears to be the top of the line, three ball point pens and five leads. You have black, blue and red fine point ball pens, red pencil lead, pink and yellow fluorescent leads, PPC non copy lead and a standard HB lead. All this in a light weight multi pencil/pen body. The HP803 has the standard clutch action for advancing the lead just like standard 2mm pencils. When you advance the ballpoint pens only the point comes out. As with many 2mm pencils the HP803 must be turned upside down to retract. Great item for Pentel and multi pen/pencil collectors and it works great.
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Can't say much more about the Scripto Wordmaster then Sam just said over at Future; Nostalgic so I will show what a counter display stand would look like back in 1946. The stand is cardboard and holds a dozen pencils. Four Black, four Red and four Blue. The Wordmaster has to be the most elegant pencil Scripto ever made. Add one to your collection. Thanks Sam for all the kind comments and great post.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
May and June of this year I posted most of my Sterling Plastic Company Collection. Any low cost, made in the USA school or office supply item was made by Sterling Plastic. Rulers, Protractors, pencil boxes, slide rules and pencil sharpeners were made by Sterling Plastic. I did not post the plastic storage boxes. Here we have four great examples. Back left is the letter file small storage box model #274. To the right is the large letter file storage box, I believe the model is a #275. Up front are two check files model #273. These all work and are from the 70s or early 80s. If you are looking for these try and find ones with the red,white and blue labels still attached. Rulers are also sterling Plastic.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Here we have an item for all you Scripto Pen collectors. I just picked up two dozen non-working Scripto Med point Stick Pens made in Atlanta Georgia. I did not have one in my collection. All you have to do is send me an E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you one. I guess I should point out again that they do not work and I am not aware of many Scripto Pen collectors. I only have two dozen.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Here we have two Tilt Tip pens. The one on the left is a Scripto Tilt Tip from the late 50s and early 60s and on the right you have the discontinued Papermate Pendulum. The scripto does not write but the papermate does. This is a nice pen. The black tip that hold the point turns completely around. Not a fine point but is fun to write with. I just do not know about papermate. They make a pen that is fun to write with and then its gone. Most reviews of this pen gave it high marks. I liked Papermate better when it was in its prime during the 50s and 60s.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
This past week has been nothing short of a disaster here in Killeen. On Sunday 1 November we had a fire at our CenTex Humane Society that killed 115 animals. I am the former President of the organization. Then on Thursday the 5th Of November we had some nut shoot down 13 soldiers and civilians on Ft Hood in the worst mass killing on a military base ever. As you know I am a retired military. Don't forget Veterans Day on Wednesday.
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Here we have the newest pentel pen in my collection. On the left is the Sterling Silver 25th Anniversary Roller Ball. This new pen was commissioned and handed out by the President of Pentel back in 1990 to commemorate 25 years of US Pentel. This one has a serial number of 0610. I would guess that there were 1000 pens made. This is a outstanding roller pen and is clearly the top roller in my collection. This pen has a special refill but can be replaced with the refill for the R-4 which is the next pen. This is one of four R-4s, black, red, green and blue. They use refill number #MG8 . The next pen is the 25th Anniversary Pentel Lancelot which I posted back on 5 October. Last pen on the right is the Pentel Excalibur that I bought back in 1977 at Harrod's of London.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Back on 26 May 2009 I posted my Techniclick collection. At the time there were 34 different pencils. Today we add number 35. I am adding a .07mm PD107RD in green. RD stands for Razzle Dazzle. I have a green RD already but it has a black side lead advance button. This new one has a blue button. These are good pencils and have always received good reviews but the search must continue.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Here on the left we have a new scripto pencil for my collection. A P500 TRITEX or carded a P509. This is a .05 mm pencil with a sliding sleeve or a lead guard. The pencil on the right is a K21, replacement for the K780 scripto pencil. Rumor was that the K-21 was available in more then the standard 1.1mm lead. I have never seen one. They could have been talking about this P500. It is shorter but the body style is close. Same textured grip at the bottom, same metal pocket clip. The P500 does have a cap over the eraser, K-21 does not. This is a good pencil. Never seem one before. This make 47 different scripto pencils in the supply room.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Here is another shipment from Sam over at Future; Nostalgic. I had asked for a dozen pentel R-50, ball pens and here they are. These are some of my favorite pens. They have been around for over 40 years but not here in the USA. Your standard office or school pen all over the world. Started in the 70s where I first was introduced to them. They have a cushioned nib, smooth writing rollerball, 0.8 tip that writes a 0.4 mm line, water based ink that writes up to 2,200 meters. I do not ever remember having one run out of ink. The ones on the right have been posted before. They include the R-56 extra-fine point and the pink R-56. May have to do a give-away on one or two of these. These are a must for any Pentel or rollerball collector. Thanks Sam.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Here we some German notebooks from about 1984. At the time I was living in Kaiserslautern and these notebooks were bought at a large grocery store called Massa and sold at the time for 2.60 DM. The notebooks are graph paper and measure about 3"x6". I had two packs of three. The opened ones do not have any marking on them. Any of you notebook collectors would like one of these just E-mail me at email@example.com and I will send one out. Only have three notebooks from the open pack. They are about 25 years old. The orange cover with all the info in German is a insert card, I will make a copy of it and send it along. Could this be my first giveaway?
Monday, October 12, 2009
I try to go by Office Depot, Staples and Office Max at least once a week. Today I was at Office Max. I saw two new items. The first item is a new notebook by Day Runner called Life Tracker. This notebook has replaceable inserts. I will wait for one of the many notebook bloggers to cover this new item. The other item was a $30.00, 72 piece pen and pencil set with refills in a nice large plastic case. On the outside of the case it said "As shown on TV". This item reminded me of a old set called the Eternity Pen set by Write-Away. I had to dig down in the basement of the supply room to find this item. I do not remember the age but it is at least 20 years old. This set has never been used. In its day this was all you needed for work or school. I may pick up the new one at Office Max but it will have to wait till payday.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
If you are going to buy BIC Cristal pens these are the ones to get.The pen is the same but the package states Celebrating 50 years in the USA. If you want you can open the package which may contain a black BIC pen that writes in gold. You will win a 14K Gold Bullion Bar. My packages will stay sealed. The pens are made in Mexico however, BIC pens made overseas are generally better made with more variety in colors and styles.
Monday, October 5, 2009
Here is a 25th Anniversary Pentel USA Lancelot roller ball. These roller ball pens were handled out to employees who attended the NOPA 1990 Cocktail Party. I believe the Lancelot was the replacement for the Excalibur. I do prefer the Excalibur but this one is nice. On the side of the pen it is engraved "Pentel Of America LTD, 1965-1990". Nice addition to the supply room collection. These type pens use the pentel RMJ8 refills.