Friday, August 7, 2009

ARMY Supplies Part 1

This is the first part of my US Army supplies. While I was in the Army for 21 years I did not collect a whole lot. One thing that should stick out is the color. Most office type supplies are dull but made to last. In this picture the blue paper clippers are about the only thing that stands out. Top left is a binder we called the desk top briefer. Put your documents in the document protectors and flip as you brief. To the right is a standard 3" black binder. On the right of the binder is a executive wooden in-box. This made many trips and I have had to put a few coats of varnish on them. The pens and pencils are all government issue and were made by Skilcraft. The blue pen one in the middle was made by Indians for the Government. Below the pens is a 40 to 50 year old green 1" binder. This is a workhorse. These binders were made to last and be used in all kinds of weather. The green binders were replaced by the black ones. To the left of the green binder is some stationary and note cards donated to the supply room by the 1 Star General himself. Above the stationary is a knife pouch with a pen holder on the side. I used this one for many years. To the left you have two 2 hole punches and a 3 hole punch. You also have a wooden slide rule used to calculate distance and angle of site for a 8" Self Propelled Howitzer. For those that do not know what that is. A big gun that moves.Posted by Picasa


  1. Incredibly cool and very interesting post!

  2. only thing bad, is the skilcraft writing utensils. yucky yucky.

  3. In some cases yes but skilcraft also contracted with companies like Scripto to put the skilcraft name on the K770, K780 and the K21 pencil. When we wanted .05 pencils I believe they were made in Japan. Currently I see that lots of supplies are bought at Staples.