In yesterday's post, we talked about vintage and NOS (new-old stock) Letraset letters - well, today I want to continue the office supply love with more wacky stuff that we'll probably never see being sold again - which is kind of sad, when you think about it! Time left these little fellers behind, for whatever reason.
But I have them now! Here are a couple of favorites of mine:
I scored these little fasteners from The Reporter, the paper where I used to work. My friend Joyce, who worked there for 38 years, said I could have them - they were just laying all sad-like in the bottom of this tray in an unused file cabinet. They're both so visually appealing, aren't they? :D
Here's a super-cool old "tin" (made of paper) that holds Oakville O.K. Paper Fasteners, which looks like a predecessor to staples - Ebay has them at circa 1930s (that's probably about right). Design-wise, these are fantastic. Function-wise, they leave a lot to be desired - that little prong in the middle? HOLY SHARPNESS!! It's like a tiny razor! If you ever come into contact with these, take a lesson from This Doofus - don't check to see how sharp it is. :D Bonus? The tin's almost full! :D
Here's another "tin", and even though it looks old, this one's new-old stock! I purchased it at Wegner's Department Store right here in Fondy! You may recall other posts about the awesome NOS at Wegner's - it's a veritable treasure chest of vintage-y goodness! :D These Quick Grip Clips are for hanging things from a blackboard - you insert the clip between the moulding and the slate, and voila! Wall space! :D
I've used a couple of these babies in my artwork - more to come, I'm sure! :D