Sunday, May 29, 2011

Unisonic XL-101

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Here is a real nice desktop Unisonic XL-101 Calculator from about 1975. This one will be on my desk. Uses two D batteries, has a dusk cover and instruction sheet. The XL-101 model had a 10 digit green VFD display and it was one of the reasons I liked them better then the Texas Instrument calculators (except my TI 1265), because I could read the display. In the 70s you could always find the complete line of these great Unisonic calculators at your neighborhood K Mart store. Add them to your collection.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Scripto P6150 Winners

Congratulations to our winners of the Scripto P6150 Pencils. First one is Julie (O-Kami) who wants the purple one and Steve who left a comment but has not picked a color. If both of you winners will email me at and give me a mailing address the pencils will be on their way. Steve you will need to pick a color. Gray and blue are left. Thanks to all that left comments. Next month there will be another Give-Away so keep checking back.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Scripto P6150 Give Away

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Here they are. Four new P6150 0.5mm pencils with sliding sleeve. Two with gray trim, one with purple and one with blue trim. Leave a comment by 26th of May. I will pick two winners and you pick the color trim. These are great pencils to start your scripto collection or just add to it. Special thanks to Germ at pencils 11 for getting these pencils.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Scripto Collection As Of Today

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Here we have my complete scripto pencil collection as of today. These 54 pencils (two are erasers) reflect about 60 plus years of scripto pencil history. I would bet that the K780 twist 1.1mm pencil was their best seller but the others were good to. I am still not sure how many pencils scripto made because each year I keep adding more to the collection. The newest pencil is in the top left. A scripto P6150, 0.5mm pencil made in Korea. I have more then one thanks to Germ over at Pencils 11 so my next post will be a Give Away for two of them. One of these days I am going to learn how to take better pictures. Anyway add all these pencils to your collection.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Sterling Plastic 3 x 5 Box

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Here is a nice Sterling Plastic 3x5 plastic box in bright orange. This is a SP model #528 from 1964. Great addition to the collection. Add one to your.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Another Old Scripto Pencil

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Here we have another fine example of a late 50s scripto pencil. The blue portion is metal and the black parts are plastic. Model number ME-1 Scripto Atlanta USA on the side. The pencil uses a standard 4" 1.1mm lead. It should have an eraser on the end but it is in bad shape so I turned it up side down and inserted it back into the pencil and it works fine with its new little metal top on the pencil. Add one to your collection.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Another Pencil Case

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Here is another fine example of a New 1960s pencil case. This one is from the Empire Pencil Company in Shelbyville, Tennessee. This one had two Trusty NR#2 Empire pencils and a 6" plastic ruler made by Hasbro included. This case in in perfect condition and one should be in your collection.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

More Old Scriptos

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Here are two nice old scriptos. On the left is the old Scripto Fiber Tip Pen called the Crazy Head. It has a whale on the top of the pen. Looks like there was a set of six. Early 60s I would think. Still in its original package. On the right is one of the last scripto pencils. A 0.5mm fat pencil called the Ultima model number P641. Still in its original package and that is where it will stay. Made in China, early 90s. Sad day for Scripto when they stopped making pencils in the USA. Add them all to your growing collection.