Antique Office Ephemera
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|Cutter, Tower & Co., Boston, MA, 1855. Stationer selling embossing and seal presses and other items.|
|Secombe Manufacturing Co., New York, NY, 1870. Manufacturer of ribbon hand stamps and marking wheels.|
|O. C. Blackmer, Chicago, IL, 1887. Distributor for The Hammond Type Writer Co.|
|Samuel Forrester, Allegheny, PA, 1889. Patentee and manufacturer of Forrester lead and slate pencil sharpener. Three models patented 1884, 1885, and 1887.|
|Smith Premier Typewriter Co., Syracuse, NY, 1889 (copper plate), 1899 (letterhead). Manufacturer of the Smith Premier typewriter. Top photograph on left shows a copper plate used to print an advertisement for the Smith Premier No. 1.||.|
|W. F. Stark & Co., New York, NY, 1891. Patentee and wholesale distributor of the Standard Automatic Safety Punch. This check protector was manufactured by Hoggson & Pettis Manufacturing Co., New Haven, CT.||
See Russo, Office Collectibles, p. 89.
|The Lightning Check Punch Co, Bridgeport, CT, trade card. The Lightning Check Punch was patented in 1890 and advertised in 1891-92.|
|Goodell Company, Antrim, NH, 1892. Successor to the Perfect Pencil Pointer Company as manufacturer of the Perfect Pencil Pointer, a pencil sharpener patented in 1890. Goodell's letter offers the machine with a wood base for $1.00 and with a metal base for $1.25. Goodell also made cutlery, apple and potato parers, and hammock chairs. (Letterhead courtesy of Howard Levin)|
|Gould & Cook, Leominister, MA, 1893. Manufacturer of the Gem Pencil Sharpener and comb and button machinery.|
|Francis D. Clark, New York, NY, 1896. Distributor of rolling top desks and other office furniture.||
See Early Office Museum exhibits of office photographs.
|E. H. Hotchkiss Co., Norwalk, CT, 1897. Manufacturer of the Star Paper Fastener. The picture to the left shows a copper plate used to print an advertisement.||.|
|Joseph Dixon Crucible Co., Jersey City, NJ, 1900. Manufacturer of pencils, crucibles, stove polish, lubricants and other graphite products. Dixon introduced three early mechanical pencil sharpeners in 1885, 1889, and 1902, respectively.|
|Fox Typewriter Co., Grand Rapids, MI, 1907. Manufacturer of Fox typewriters.||.|
|F & F Manufacturing Co., Detroit, MI, 1907. Manufacturer of pencil sharpeners.||.|
|Alex. H. Irvin Company, Curwensville, PA, 1907. Long-time distributor of Hotchkiss paper fasteners (staplers) and staples.|
|Automatic Pencil Sharpener Co., New York, NY, 1909. Manufacturer of the US Automatic Pencil Sharpener. The US Automatic was patented in 1906 and introduced to the market in 1907. The Automatic Pencil Sharpener Co. was founded in 1907.|
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