Tuesday, October 17, 2017
I am going to start a three part post showing some old calculators in the Supply Room. This is the RS EC-319 Appointment Directory Calculator. It is in good working condition with the manual.
To bad it is not a phone.
I would have liked to use this one. Add one to your collection.
Monday, October 2, 2017
Here we go with another Blackwing pencil.
This one is Volume 1 and commemorates Guy Clark. One of the key artists of Americana music. I never heard of him but I do like the pencils.
This is a round pencil. I don't think Blackwing had another round pencil. Add one to your collection.
Monday, September 25, 2017
Here we go with a complete set of Glow In The Dark Retro 51 pens. This will make 19 pens and 1 pencil. New one is in the top left and is called Zodiac.
All the little stars glow in the dark. Word on the street there is another glow in the dark pen coming out in the near future. Add all these great pens to your collection.
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Here we go. Sorry for the delay but things happen. Number one goes to Dan Goldman, 2nd place goes to Bre Chimay, 3rd place is Doth Grim. You three need to send me a email with your address to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once you guys are done we will talk about all the others. This Blog everybody wins something.
There will be some BICs, fountain pens and BIC notebooks. There are also some nice BIC 4 ways.
New set of BICs from France. Everybody gets at least one. Maybe some old BICs as well. Remember that most all BICs can be refilled. Just pull the old one out by the tip and put one from any other BIC in it's place.
Friday, September 8, 2017
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Been sometime since we had a give away here in the Supply Room. This one is for a set of two BICs. One orange and one yellow. USA only. Leave a comment and make sure you are a follower. Comments by 9 September 2017. You may find a few more items in the bag.
Friday, August 25, 2017
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
I think I have them all now. There are 18 glow in the dark pens and 1 pencil. It took longer then I had hoped because there were a few models that are just hard to fine.
Right here in the middle with the 4 Ever Pen with the hearts and the BEEP with the robots. These guys are hard to find for the serious collector.
They do have a nice glow. Add all these great pens to your collection.
It has been a slow school supply season so far. I did pick up the new Zebra 7 pack fountain pens. Best item of the year. I also put the old refillable Zebra fountain next to the new ones. Did not care for that one. Then we have some new BIC Velocity pencils with a side clicker. Last are some nice BIC pens in great colors.
Nice bright ink is a nice size pen. Already using them.
Colors are nice. I picked up the fountain pens on line at www.zebrapen.com. Add all these great pens and pencils to your collection.
Sunday, August 13, 2017
Here are all the 849 ball points. On the left we have the five Street Art, then the four Pop Dots, followed by the four Neon Glow. The two new Tropical 849s. There are five in the Tropical collection. Last is the Zebra Print. There are five in that collection.
Here is a better picture of the two new 849s. I only have two of the new Tropical Print and one of the Zebra print 849. Add them all to your collection.
Saturday, August 12, 2017
I have a few of these around but every time I see a set I have to bid. The pencil is a P360 and the pen is a T220. The blue just stands out.
The pen uses the standard Fisher "1 for all" refill. When using the pencil do not use the eraser. They are hard to come by, they don't erase very well and a pencil that nice should not has a half used eraser for the world to see. Add them both to your collection.
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
On the left we have the new Pilot Mogulair pencil. Pilot is the newest company to jump on board. On the right is the new Toga vanishing tip. This will make three major companies with the new guards to protect the pencil lead. Pentel, Zebra and now Pilot.
Kuru Toga does seem to have a lot on models and I believe I have them all. Add them to your collection.
Friday, August 4, 2017
Here we have the newest addition to the Pentel Smash collection. I like lime green and next to the others it does stand out.
Look at that color. This is a under-rated pencil that needs more exposure. They are short at about 5 1/2 " long so it will fit in your shirt pocket. Add one to your collection.
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Had to move this posting up to the front. Pentel's GraphGear pencil has been one of the best drafting pencils out there but my complaint has always been the color. Lets add some color to these pencils and shake things up a bit. So here is the GraphGear 0.5mm in red. There may be some more colors out there but I will have to wait. The new colors is not cheap. Save your money and add one of these to your collection.
Monday, July 31, 2017
Just got these great pens in the mail today. On the right you will see the 45th Anniversary B100 roller ball pens from Pentel. This design goes all the way back to 1970 when Pentel came out with the R50 which are on the top left of the picture. Get over to www.TokyoPenShop.com and pick up the set or individual pens. You can't not go wrong with a Pentel Rollerball pen. Thanks Tokyo Pen Shop for bring a part of pen history to the US.
Here they are close up. The B100 are common office pens in Europe and Asia but they never took hold here in the US. The refillable Pentel R3/R4ss were a big hit but not the disposables.
Her are the original R50s on top, some B100s and the BH16 superball. There are some other models out there but these are good examples.
The Pentel R50 metal tin. Add all these great pens to your collection and Thanks Tokyo Pen Shop.
Friday, July 28, 2017
Who has not used one of they small Swingline TOT staplers? I know that I have been using them since the 70s. In the Army I kept one or two of these in my briefcase as I traveled around Germany on inspection trips. Here is is 2017 and I am still using them. I keep running out of the staples so I found this large box of staples that work fine. They are in longer rows of staples so I have to break them off but I don't remember a larger staple gun that uses this longer size row.
Update: Top right was made from 1950-1980, Bottom left was made from 1980-1987, Top left in blue was made from 1988-1999. The newest one is not in the picture. Thanks Dan.
As you can see I have to break them off to fix. Add these great items to your collection.
Thursday, July 27, 2017
I don't know Bobby Davis over at www.vitalcarry.com Vital Carry/Spiffy Labs but I have invested a great deal of money in his Kickstarter projects. I think they are all here in the picture.
The top two are ink pens and on the right is a Sharpie Tactical Marker. The gold color band is a spinner on the sPEN. Both ink pens use Pilot G2 refills.
On the left we have the Sparky a fire starter, a small ice pick called the K-Spike and a Key Bit. screwdriver.
Here we have a picture of the base that came with the Counter Balance ink pen. The fire starter needs a battery to operate and the small ice pick can be used for a bunch of tasks.
The Sharpie marker is great for someone who used the markers in their job but bad news is that Sharpie will no longer make the refills. Here is a good closeup of the spinner which just came in today's mail. Bobby Davis has a new metal click ball point pen with it's own base that just closed out on Kickstarter. Got one on order. Add all this great stuff to your collection.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Sunday, July 23, 2017
The BIC U.F.O. Wavelength pens are some of the harder sets to find. This is my second set because I opened one to put in my display case but still wanted one in the cardboard package. I also got it for a good price. These are from 1997.
When is the last time you saw a yellow and a orange BIC Cristal pen? These pens are 1.6mm size so fine point they are not but still yellow and orange. The yellow is about the same shade as the yellow highlighter in the BIC 4 way I posted some time back. The orange is a very nice shade of orange. These were sold as a set of four. Add them all to your collection.
Friday, July 21, 2017
Saturday, July 15, 2017
I ordered this set of 15 Jinhao 992 Demonstrator fountain pens for two reasons, they were cheap and I wanted the tray that holds the 15 pens.
I used three of the pens with one not feeding at alll and two of them leaked. I was using an ink cartridge.
They are not staying here but it does make a good display. Add the tray to your collection.