Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Saturday, October 26, 2013
This one is used but still in good condition. It looks like it may have been used as a display for cosmetics at one time. These type of plastic pen displays are not cheap and hard to find so if I can fit it in my collection I will. This one has six non removable shelves. Each of the shelves has nine compartments. I am currently using the display just to lay out loose pens and pencils until I find their permanent home. I am running out of space down here so there is always plenty of work as I try and find the best way to display my collection. All cabinets like this to your collection.
Monday, October 21, 2013
Here we have more loose items that just seem to show up down in the supply room. On the left is one of four Godzilla erasers. Top center is a Pentel metal pen box showing the outline of a Pentel R-50. The R-50 has been the go to office pen overseas for years. Not sure what was in this gold color case but it works fine for my remaining R-50s. Below the Pentel are the Featherwriter II felt tip red pens from the Blackfeet Indian Writing Company. None of them work but a nice piece of pen history. On the right are a nice BIC school set which includes a 0.7mm pencil and a BIC Whirl pen. Add all these great pens and pencils to your collection.
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Not only does the pen work fine but the plastic box just looks like it came right out of the 50s or early 60s. This pen is headed to Mad Men to get some camera time. The Lindy ball point retractable pens were not as well known as the Lindy Stick pens but Lindy did have at least 10 different models if not more. I may do a post about the different models of retractable pens that Lindy made. I have managed to get at least one of each type of Lindy pens working at one time or another and they all have turned out to be good pens. This gold pen was used for advertising for a radio station. Add all the great Lindy pens to your collection.
Monday, October 14, 2013
I had to jump when I saw this great Scripto Wordmaster counter top display with 12 pencils for sale. Just over $60.00 bucks. This is my second Wordmaster display and most all the pencils work fine after 67 years. The cardboard display is in great condition so the price was right. I have already given one pencil away. These pencils have gold plated clips, bands and points. The original price was $1.00. May have a give-away real soon on one of these great pencils. Add them to your collection.
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Here is a nice inexpensive TI 1025 calculator. This is another of the TI calculators that have the large fluorescent numbers and not the normal small red numbers that I can't see anymore. These calculators were introduced in 1977 and were made in El Salvador, Hong Kong, Spain and the US. This particular one was made in El Salvador and came with a power cord and instructions. This one works well for general calculating so pick one up and add it to your collection.
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
I don't know how many people have used these Clam clips but this big office version was new to me. I use my standard Clam dispenser all the time and you can still get them at JetPens or Ebay but I do like this large desk model. I have used it at my desk and it works fine. Everybody should have one at your desk and the smaller one in your bag. This larger desk model was issed through US Goverment channels. Replacment clip can be bought through Ebay but I have found that after a while you start to keep track of the clips so you never run out. Add one to your collection.
Sunday, October 6, 2013
What a great set of 0.38mm pens. These 10 pens all have a picture and name of a pure breed dog like Golden Retriever and Jack Russell Terrier. The pen case which is plastic states Picnic Love Pet on the front with pictures of some dogs. Monami is a Korean company and since 1960 has been their big leader in the pen area. Their basic pen like a BIC is known by all Koreans. These 0.38mm pens are a new item to me and are equal to the other 0.38mm pens that out there. If you like 0/38mm fine point pens that come in a real nice case with dogs then this set is for you. They are currently on eBay so pick yourself up a set.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
The Pentel Tradio has always been one of my favorite pens from Pentel and I have most of the EnerGel ones, the fountain pen and the 0.05mm pencil which are on the left. Now they come out with a complete new line which is available on JetPens. These on the right are smaller then the originals and are made of hard plastic that feels like it could break. They all use the same EnerGel refills. To replace refills just unscrew the tip which is different from the originals which unscrewed at the mid point of the pen. They come in both black and white body colors. These are good pens but they do not have the feel of the originals. On the far right is a Pilot pencil and a pocket microscope all from JetPens. Add them all to your collection.