Category Archives: Commercial Industrial & Vintage Office

Unitrex 1200 Desktop Vintage Calculator w/ Orange Panaplex Display

unitrex 1200 vintage calculator

From Eiko Business Machines of Japan, this Unitrex 1200 vintage calculator was a pretty sophisticated piece of equipment when it was produced back in 1972. It has a sleek, modernist design with a Panaplex-style gas discharge orange lighted display. Simple, no frills keyboard gives you only the basics for quick calculations. The addition and subtraction buttons are curiously separated from the multiplication and division buttons. You can choose up to four decimal places with the manual switch in the upper right corner. There is no comma display on the screen, but the Unitrex 1200 is designed with a little black plastic slider beneath the screen, so you can manually adjust comma spaces after setting your decimal place. For such a "simple" machine, the Unitrex 1200 is full of electronic components and equipped with a Mostek chip. It runs on AC power only, original cord is included. It measures approximately 10 inches x 7.5 inches x 2.25 inches. This Unitrex 1200 was used, but is in excellent condition. The display and buttons function perfectly and the calculator is immaculately clean and virtually free of blemishes. Previous owner scratched initials into the underside of the unit and on the sticker badge underneath. read more

RARE GREENLEE KNOCKOUT PUNCH SET STEEL TOOL CABINET

greenlee knockout punch tool chest

This very rare and very cool vintage Greenlee steel tool cabinet housed knockout punch parts. It has the Greenlee logo and the familiar green and yellow color scheme. It would be the perfect cabinet to store your expensive knockout punch dies, drivers, etc. Each tray has typewritten paper labels inserted into metal frame holders on each compartment. They can be used for your own collection or removed and replaced with new ones. The cabinet is used and was pretty filthy, but it was cleaned very well and the grease and grime has been removed. The drawers all slide easily in and out. Besides the usual scratches and minor rust, there is a structural flaw: the right side wall was dented near the bottom and has separated from the bottom rail of the base (see last photo, shown from underside of cabinet). It does not affect the way the drawers slide, it's only cosmetic damage. I was going to repair it with a sheet metal screw before listing, but the new owner should decide how they want to reattach it. The cabinet measures 12.75 inches x 11.25 inches x 10.25 inches. read more

MACHINE AGE STERLING SILVER DECO PARKER MECHANICAL PENCIL

vintage parker mechanical pencil

THIS VINTAGE DRAFTING MACHINE AGE PARKER MECHANICAL PENCIL HAS A STERLING SILVER UPPER BARREL, A CLASSIC GRAY PUTTY COLOR LOWER BARREL, A HIGHLY-DETAILED ART DECO GOLDTONE CLIP, AND A NEAT GREENISH CAT EYE STYLE STONE EMBELLISHMENT ON THE TIP. THE PENCIL WAS USED AND SHOWS OBVIOUS SIGNS OF WEAR. HOWEVER, IT TURNS SMOOTHLY, HAS NO DENTS, CRACKS, OR OTHER STRUCTURAL FLAWS, AND, OVERALL, IS VERY CLEAN AND SHINY. WILL PROBABLY COME EVEN CLEANER WITH A PROPER POLISHING. THE PENCIL MEASURES 5.25 INCHES IN LENGTH. WE ARE UNSURE THE EXACT LEAD SIZE IT USES.  read more

SUPERLITE SILVER ALUMINUM HARD HAT

aluminum hard hat

This Superlite brand aluminum hard hat vintage mining safety helmet was made in Chester, Pennsylvania by the Fibre Metal and Plastics Co.

This vintage aluminum hard hat is a one-size-fits-all deal with a marked adjustable fitting strap inside.

There are some scratches and blemishes, and some sort of residue that looks like spray paint dust. Overall, it still looks and works great and is complete with original fittings and straps inside and original paper sticker label. We sold this aluminum safety helmet and are always on the lookout for similar models. Aluminum hard hat safety helmets are very popular, as they have classic style while still providing genuine strength and protection. Some really cool vintage aluminum hard hat examples often show up on eBay. read more

BOSTITCH VINTAGE OFFICE WHITE STEEL ELECTRIC STAPLER

bostitch vintage electric stapler

THE BOSTITCH B5E6J-3 VINTAGE ELECTRIC STAPLER WAS APPARENTLY DESIGNED TO WITHSTAND AN ATOMIC BLAST. MADE OF SOLID STEEL, IT'S HEAVY ENOUGH TO TO BE CLASSIFIED AS A LETHAL WEAPON. FLIP ON THE HEAVY-DUTY CHROME POWER SWITCH AND PREPARE TO BE SLIGHTLY FRIGHTENED BY THE SHEER POWER OF THE PNEUMATIC HAMMER MECHANISM THAT PUMMELS THE STAPLE PERFECTLY INTO YOUR PAPER. IT HAS A VERY STYLISH WHITE CRACKLE FINISH WHOSE TEXTURE IS REMINISCENT OF FIBERGLASS. ALUMINUM PLATES DISPLAY THE NAME BRAND AND MODEL INFO. A NICE PIECE OF MACHINE AGE VINTAGE OFFICE EQUIPMENT THAT'S A GREAT CONVERSATION PIECE FOR YOUR DESK AND A HIGH-QUALITY ELECTRIC STAPLER THAT WORKS PERFECTLY EVERY TIME. OUR STAPLERS ARE SHIPPED PRE-LOADED SO YOU CAN START STAPLING RIGHT OUT OF THE BOX. read more

NYGRAN GRANBERG FILE-N-JOINT CHAINSAW FILE GUIDE

nygran file-n-joint

This early 1960s vintage Nygran File-N-Joint was designed to correctly sharpen chainsaw teeth at the proper angle. It was such a good design that it's still manufactured today. This one has a nice rustic feel with chipping industrial yellow paint and a bit of old fashioned dirt and grease. Made in the USA by Nygran Industries (now Granberg) of Richmond, California and Vancouver, Canada, it's marked with a maker's stamp and the original patent number. It still works great…just slide your chainsaw file into the two thumbscrew holes dangling on the filing bar and you're ready to properly sharpen with correct angular precision. This vintage Nygran File-N-Joint sold and is probably hard at work right now, but you can still get new, and sometimes old, File-N-Joint tools on eBay. read more

STEBCO VINTAGE 60s CATALOG CASE FILE BRIEFCASE

vintage stebco catalog case

THIS VINTAGE 1960s STEBCO CATALOG CASE / FILE BRIEFCASE IS STILL BEING MANUFACTURED FORTY-FIVE YEARS LATER USING THE SAME SHAPE AND THE SAME PATENTED TOP HINGE CLOSURE...IF IT AIN'T BROKE, DON'T FIX IT! IT'S AN EXTREMELY HANDY CARRIER AND AN ESSENTIAL ACCESSORY FOR ATTORNEYS AND SALESPERSONS. WHY VISIT THE OFFICE SUPPLY STORE FOR A STALE AND STERILE LOOKALIKE DEVOID OF CHARACTER WHEN YOU CAN GET THE REAL DEAL? MADE OF "TUFIDE" BLACK VINYL THAT LOOKS LIKE LEATHER, BUT IS WASHABLE AND RESISTS STAINS AND CRACKING. IT HAS MINOR WEAR AND TEAR AND THE INNER DIVIDERS HAVE SOME LIGHT DISCOLORATION, BUT THE CASE HAS NO SERIOUS STRUCTURAL FLAWS AND IS CLEAN, SHINY AND READY TO USE. IT MEASURES 20 INCHES X 13 INCHES X 9 INCHES. read more

STAEDTLER MARS 700 TECHNICAL DRAWING 7 PEN SET NIB

staedtler mars 700

AN INDUSTRY STANDARD, THIS (NOW) VINTAGE STAEDTLER MARS 700 TECHNICAL DRAWING / DRAFTING PEN SET WAS NEVER USED AND HAS SEVEN DIFFERENT PENS WITH .3mm, .35mm, ,45mm, .50mm, .70mm, .80mm, AND 100mm TIPS. THEY COME IN THE ORIGINAL STORAGE CASE WITH OUTER PACKAGING AND INSTRUCTIONS. THE INK IS STILL GOOD AND HAS NOT DRIED OUT. UNFORTUNATELY, THE COMPASS ADAPTOR ATTACHMENTS ARE MISSING (THEY SHOULD BE UNDER THE BLACK STICKER INSIDE THE STORAGE CASE). THEY ARE STILL MANUFACTURED TODAY, SO THEY ARE REPLACEABLE. read more

WILSON JONES HUMMER VINTAGE OFFICE PAPER PUNCH

wilson jones hummer hole punch

The Wilson Jones Hummer...a vintage office classic

This vintage Wilson Jones Hummer 3-hole punch is heavy-duty and highly desirable. The Wilson Jones Hummer has three fully adjustable punches and cuts clean 3/8 inch holes through up to 20 sheets of paper at a time. The platform includes a raised embossed ruler guide and an additional slide-out ruler/paper guide. The unit is equipped with a steel tray punched hole collector that that snaps into place underneath. This weighty piece of Machine Age office equipment has a classic industrial gray enamel coating and looks great just sitting on the desk.  The base plate dimensions are 10 5/8 inches x 5 3/4 inches.  This particular model had been recently oiled and was in very good, clean, smooth-working condition. Showing only faint wear and no rust or corrosion, this Wilson Junes Hummer 3 hole punch sold the first week.  We have sold three Hummers so far, and always have our eyes peeled for them. Made in the USA, the Wilson Jones Hummer 3-hole punch is built to withstand decades of use...really! They aren't the easiest to find, but they do show up on eBay now and then, and usually for less than the cost of an ugly "modern" Chinese model from the local office supply store! Check below to see if there are any Wilson Jones Hummers for sale now! read more