Vintage Office Supply Overdose

Scripto "smooth writing" leads

My husband’s friend was kind enough to pass along an enormous collection of vintage office supplies from her father and grandfather’s collection.

vintage mechanical pencil

The Denver Post pencil, the fountain pen, ruler and letter opener belonged to her grandfather, Carl P. Stangel, who was an architect in Omaha, NE. Many of the other pieces came from her father who was a bookkeeper near Salina, KS.

Vintage pencils

vintage ruler with case

Vintage office goodies

Vintage flat plastic pencil

Vintage flat plastic pencil


This was such a massive haul, I’m going to have to save a few of the other pieces for a future post. Stay tuned!

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  1. is that an Esterbrook fountain pen in the fifth picture down from the top? If so, you could probably get it refurbished and use it….they are quite the workhorses. Thanks for sharing the photos with us. I’m totally drooling… and jealous!:)

  2. That’s what I was going to ask! It looks like an Esterbrook from here and if it is, oh baby! Get working and love it! I just got my second one and I do love those little darlings. You can change the nibs on them. And they are just wonderful pens! Hope you enjoy it. I might be able to help you find people to restore it if you need help. Let me know.


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