Went out looking at some new school supplies and here they are. RF is looking over the haul and appears to like what he sees. Top left is a Sharpie set, a five piece Pentel sign pen set from Target, A Pilot school set, below the Pilot set is a BEIFA pencil set from Big Lots. A large eraser and a Cello school set from Big Lots. Bottom left are two notebooks that have a 3D cover, a Westcott eraser, Pentel Slicci Metallic purple pen from Target, and a Zebra mechanical pencil also from Target. My JetPen order is a Zebra Z907, a Alvin set with 0.5 and 0.7mm pencils. At the end is a Sun Star 0.5mm pencil and a Stabilo pen in leaf green. Get out there and add all this stuff to your collection.
Here we have some great desk items from the 80s. I had posted the 221XX Swingline clear electric stapler back on 15 April 2011 but it needed another item to make a nice set. So here is a 1980s Unisonic clear telephone. The phone lights up when it rings. Unisonic made calculators, phones, radios and TVs. What a desk someone in the 80s would have had with this pair. Both work fine. Return to the 80s and add them both to your growing collection.
Here is one of the largest finds of great old pencils to ever hit our door down in the supply room. There is something like 65 pencils plus 5 boxes. Pencils for the most part are Faber Castell. A partial list includes FC 9000,FC 9000 with lead imported from American Zone Germany, FC 828 green. There are four others pencils that state FC 9000 but have a different design. FC 827 blue,FC 1443 red, Eberhard Faber 6535 indigo and 1 Venus. Most seem to be Faber Castell 9000s HB and Fine. Of the 4 tins 2 are made in New Jersey, 1 is made in Nurnberg Germany, one with the flowers can not read but appears to be made overseas. Cardboard box was empty but has nice graphics. May have a give away on some of these fine old pencils. Add them all to your collection. Just a update. It looks like these pencils are from the 40s to the 60s.
Here we have two great old Multi Color Desk Companion Ensembles. Late 50s or early 60s. The box would hold one plastic four slot pen holder and four pens, one in red, green, blue and black. These appear to be in great condition but do have some old tape on the pens. These are the original boxes and were made in the USA. I would need four cheap colored refills to get them working. Who would of had one of these sets on their desk? Who were they and what kind of job did they have that would require four colored pens? I will be using the stands but not the pens. Add them all to your collection.
Here we have some loose items that I have picked up recently. Starting on the left is a Autopoint two way pencil 0.5mm on the gray side and 0.9mm on the red side. Next is a Ativa calculator. I picked it up at Office Depot because they were only $2.00 each. Next are some new Sharpies. On the far right are two pencil boxes that open up on both the top and bottom. Also from Office Depot. Bottom left is my new Faber Castell TK Fine 0.7mm pencil. Next is one of the rarest Scripto pencils around, the US Government Electrographic, Skilcraft K780. Next is the Pentel Vicuna multi pen from JetPens. Last is the newest addition to the Barns and Noble line of pens. A large ball point with purple swirls that uses a Parker Jotter refill. Go get them and add them to your collection.
One of the most viewed posts here in the supply room has been the ScanCard System. They do not make them anymore but their are plenty of people around who still have them. A friend on the west coast sold me his system and I am glad to show it here. I received two notebook inserts for cards, a large box of blank cards and a notebook which I am going to use. I had been getting my cards made at Staples but the original cards are still the best. Once in awhile you will find these systems on eBay so keep looking. Add them all to your collection.
All kinds of stuff in this post. First let me introduce our newest member of the Supply Room staff, Rat Fink. Rat Fink was created by Ed "Big Daddy" Roth and if you grew up in the 60s you knew Rat Fink. Good reading over at ratfink.com. I am also showing some of my Mad magazine collection in some of these posts. However the real star of this post is four dozen never used Scripto Push Button ball pens from the late 50s or early 60s. Most of these can be refitted with a new refill and they will work fine. Model on these should be T210 and the refills I use are the Fisher "1 for all" refill from your local stationary store or they sell them on eBay. As before if you would like one of these 50 year ball point pens just shoot me a email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send one out. Add all this stuff to your collection.
Here we have two dozen T206 Scripto Liquid Lead Pencils. These would have been from the late 50s. All are brand new but as expected the erasers are hard. These are great examples of some of the first liquid pencil ink pens. I can not say that I ever used one. They use a standard refill so I should be able to some working and the eraser is the same as a Scripto K780. Originally sold for $1.00. Anybody would like one for their collection just send me a email at email@example.com. They come in four colors, blue, green, red and black. Add them all to your collection.