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Magazine Art: Pens and Office Supplies and Equipment

Pens and pencils and paper and office supplies. Now we have major national chains providing these materials to the end consumer. Back in the day we needed to see ads like these to decide what to buy. Hey, we still do.

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Ad for Spencerian Steel Pens, published in the May 1, 1913 issue of THE YOUTH'S COMPANION.
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Solid gold pen points! Published in the October 16, 1937 issue of the SATURDAY EVENING POST Artist: Source: Brian Bennett Restoration by: magscanner
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Straightforward appeal to reason in a pen ad. Capillary action in the curved feed tube keeps the pen from leaking. Published in the September, 1910 issue of GOOD HOUSEKEEPING. Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: Mariangela Buch
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Magazine Art: Pens and Office Supplies and Equipment
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Ad for the somewhat unusual mechanical arrangement of the Hammond Typewriter, as published in the June, 1888 issue of HARPER'S MONTHLY. Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: magscanner
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Ad for Waterman's Ideal Fountain Pens, showing the usual pen geometries, also apparently from the June, 1917 issue of the WOMAN'S HOME COMPANION. Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: magscanner
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Write your own ticket! Published in the September 21, 1929 issue of the SATURDAY EVENING POST. Artist: Source: Brian Bennett Restoration by: magscanner
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Ad for Esterbrook Pens, from the September, 1927 issue of the AMERICAN MAGAZINE.
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Magazine Art: Pens and Office Supplies and Equipment
by Edmund Davenport
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Tradition ... and Quality ... Master Impressions as Royal is compared with the pioneering printers shown in the old print. From a 1921 issue of the LITERARY DIGEST. Artist: Edmund Davenport Source: eBay seller daysoffuturepast, who also sells printed materials from her personal website. Restoration by: jess at daysoffuturepast
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Ad for the Model 5 Underwood typewriter, published in OCEAN WIRELESS NEWS about February, 1917. Note the shipboard wireless theme, appropriate for a magazine published for distribution to cruise passengers.
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Ad for the Duplicator, made by the Underwood Typewriter Company; published in the September, 1910 issue of SYSTEM magazine.
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Ad for Parker Duofold Pens, from the September, 1927 issue of the AMERICAN MAGAZINE.
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Right half of a two-page ad for Parker Duofold Pens, from the September 5, 1925 issue of LIBERTY.
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Ad for card index cabinets and arrangements by data structure. Databases in wood and metal and paper, eh. From an early 1900's issue of HARPER'S MONTHLY. Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: Mariangela Buch
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Ad for Conklin's Self-Filling fountain pen, from the May, 1911 issue of the COSMOPOLITAN.
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Ad for Yost Writing Machines, from the August, 1902 issue of HARPER'S MONTHLY. Not a typewriter, but a writing machine. Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: magscanner
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You have to believe the people in this factual comic strip! Published in the February 3, 1940 issue of the SATURDAY EVENING POST Artist: Source: Brian Bennett Restoration by: magscanner
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Ad for Waterman's Ideal Fountain Pens, from the June, 1917 issue of the WOMAN'S HOME COMPANION. Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: magscanner
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Hard work made easier, as shown by this man who is leaning over so far to the right that he barely fits in the layout. Now known as "American Graphite Lead Pencils." Published in the April 25, 1901 issue of THE YOUTH'S COMPANION. Source: Magazine collector Steve Davis Restoration by: magscanner
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Ad by Coles Phillips for Waterman's Pens, from the June, 1912 issue of EVERYBODY'S MAGAZINE.
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This such a cool ad: who would thought you should compare your pen to the Egyptian Pyramids and the Sphinx? From an early 1900's issue of LIFE, the Humor Magazine. Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: Mariangela Buch
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Go with tough Gilbert papers, not those weak papers exemplified by this lazy dog. Wow, what a metaphor. Neat illustration, though. Published in an unidentified magazine in 1944. Artist: Source: eBay sellers Restoration by: Mariangela Buch
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Ad for Parker Lucky Curve Jack Knife Safety Fountain Pens, published in the September 27,1913 issue of the SATURDAY EVENING POST. Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: magscanner
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Ad for Conklin's Self-Filling Pen, from the December 5, 1903 issue of the SATURDAY EVENING POST. Mrs. Grover Cleveland likes them, and so will your husband or son or boyfriend. Celebrity endorsements have been around for quite a while!
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Magazine Art: Pens and Office Supplies and Equipment
by J. W. Schlaikjer
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"Follow me, boys..." through the open Wicket Gate at Fort Ticonderoga, with Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys. Sword, muskets, and brave young men. Hence the pencils. Published in a 1948 issue of LIBERTY. Artist: J. W. Schlaikjer Source: eBay seller daysoffuturepast, who also sells printed materials from her personal website. Restoration by: jess at daysoffuturepast
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Ad for Waterman's Ideal Fountain Pens, from a 1904 issue of the BOOKLOVER'S MAGAZINE. Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: magscanner
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The keystone of modern business, and here's graphic illustrating that. "The machine you will eventually buy." Published in the April, 1913 issue of MODERN ELECTRICS. Source: Magazine collector Steve Davis Restoration by: magscanner
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Ad for Waterman's Ideal Fountain Pens, from the August, 1902 issue of HARPER'S MONTHLY. Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: magscanner
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Ad for Blaisdell Paper Pencils, from the September 27, 1913 issue of the SATURDAY EVENING POST. Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: magscanner
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Ad for Dixon's American Graphite Pencils, from an 1896 issue of HARPER'S MONTHLY. Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: magscanner
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Ad for Ticonderoga Pencils, from the September, 1927 issue of the AMERICAN MAGAZINE. We had never known that the Joseph Dixon Crucible Company was responsible for Ticonderoga Pencils, or that early adoption of this pencil would lead to careful compilation of logbooks and early promotion to a Captaincy.
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Ad for Parker Lucky Curve Fountain Pens, from the October, 1911 issue of COSMOPOLITAN.
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Published in the September 2, 1939 issue of COLLIER'S Artist: Source: Brian Bennett Restoration by: magscanner
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Ad for Remington Typewriters, from the December 5, 1903 issue of the SATURDAY EVENING POST. Surprising metaphorical theme, implying, without stating explicitly, that they will last as long as the Egyptian Sphinx and Obelisk. Presumably someone else had already trademarked the Pyramids.
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The Hammond Multiplex, with a type wheel that allows you to change typeface. Pretty cool! Published in the August, 1920 issue of SCIENCE AND INVENTION. Source: Magazine collector Steve Davis Restoration by: magscanner
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Left half of a two-page ad for Parker Duofold Pens, from the September 5, 1925 issue of LIBERTY.
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Ad for Postal Reservoir Pens, from the November 1928 issue of AMERICAN GIRL.
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Ad for Conklin's Self-Filling Pen, from the October, 1911 issue of COSMOPOLITAN.
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Detailed photo of the No. 9 Oliver. Use the coupon and save $36 off the pre-war price! Published in the August, 1921 issue of SCIENCE AND INVENTION. Source: Magazine collector Steve Davis Restoration by: magscanner
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Ad for Oliver Typewriters, from the August, 1902 issue of HARPER'S MONTHLY. Black was the new Black in display ads, or maybe it was the old Black. Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: magscanner
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Magazine Art: Pens and Office Supplies and Equipment
by Worth Gruelle
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"I'm glad we're made of more than sawdust," says the customer using Gilbert's tough papers, as by counterexample the Raggedy Ann characters made famous by Worth Gruelle suffer from their inherent weaknesses. Reaching a bit for this one, but immediately recognizable by their audience. Published in an unidentified magazine in 1941. Artist: Worth Gruelle Source: eBay sellers Restoration by: Mariangela Buch
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Ad for Dixon's American Graphite Pencils, with a kindly storekeeper selling the best to the young lad for the improvement of the quality of his work. From an early 1900's magazine. Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: Mariangela Buch
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Ad for Ticonderoga Pencils, featuring Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys planning the 1775 attack that took Fort Ticonderoga, as published in the September 26, 1936 issue of LIBERTY. Ths Joseph Dixon Crucible Company, your companion for better writing.
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Maybe the word "Autocrat" was a little bit less loaded a century ago (vide "The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table"?); but here it is, defining the top of the pile in stationery quality. beautiful woman lies around the house writing letters, and if you are lucky one of them is to you. From the October, 1906 issue of AINSLEE'S MAGAZINE. Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: Mariangela Buch
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Your sweetheart is writing you a note on her new paper. Made for and sold only by Rexall Drug Stores, celebrating Stationery Week starting to-day. From the November 8, 1913 issue of the SATURDAY EVENING POST. Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: magscanner
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Ad for Shur-Rite Pencils, from the November 12, 1921 issue of the SATURDAY EVENING POST. And they wondered why kids grew up not knowing how to spell.
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Ad for the Edison Mimeograph, made and sold by the A. B. Dick Company; published in the July, 1893 issue of CENTURY MAGAZINE.
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Ad for Shaeffer Pens, from the September, 1927 issue of the AMERICAN MAGAZINE.
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The universal gift...for everyone except the baby. As shown in this ad, from an early 1900's issue of HARPER'S MONTHLY. Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: Mariangela Buch
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Modern housewife has become a Dry-Sealer, because she's tried Self-Seal and won't go back. See also next item. Published in a 1949 issue of WOMAN'S DAY. Artist: Source: an anonymous contributor Restoration by: magscanner
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Ad for a Gorham Postal Scale, from the November, 1896 issue of COSMOPOLITAN. One of these today, and you're on Antiques Roadshow Best of the Year. Maybe this should be in Household, or perhaps Jewelry, but it truly is a postal scale. Just right for your Silver Assay Office. Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: magscanner
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Ad for the Swan Self-Filler Fountpen, published in the November 8, 1913 issue of the SATURDAY EVENING POST. Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: magscanner
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Your sweetheart is writing you a note on her new paper, as soon as she figures out what to write. Careful thought is important for refined people. From a circa 1896 issue of HARPER'S MONTHLY. Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: magscanner
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Ad for Swan Safety Fountpens, from the September 27, 1913 issue of the SATURDAY EVENING POST. Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: magscanner
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Ad for A. B. Dick Mimeographs, from the September, 1910 issue of SYSTEM magazine.
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Ad for the Protectograph Check-Writer, from a 1912 issue of the SATURDAY EVENING POST. Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: magscanner
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Ad for the Edison Oscillating Mimeograph, published in the February, 1901 issue of CENTURY MAGAZINE.
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Ad for Swan Safety Fountpens, from the December 1911 issue of GOOD HOUSEKEEPING.
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Long on text and short on art, but here's the visible machine and here's the spiel to sell it to you. Because they sell it to you directly, with no salesman. Published in the April, 1913 issue of MODERN ELECTRICS. Source: Magazine collector Steve Davis Restoration by: magscanner
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And, for a special treat, here's the letter she's written, as expanded, but not necessarily clarified, in Photoshop. It's something about not being able to go to the cottage, and we're considering having a contest for the best analysis and explanation. Published in a 1949 issue of WOMAN'S DAY. Artist: Source: an anonymous contributor Restoration by: magscanner
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Ad for the Neostyle duplicator, as published in the October, 1911 issue of COSMOPOLITAN.
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Ad for Fred Macy Desks, from the November, 1896 issue of COSMOPOLITAN. One of these today, and you're on Antiques Roadshow. Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: magscanner
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