|Written references to blotting paper in America have been found dating to as early as 1791. It was not until the 1850s that blotting paper came into common use in America, when Joseph Parker and Son started manufacturing blotting by means of the Foundrinier Paper Machine. In 1872, a patent was issued for improved blotting paper which featured a smooth surface on one side. Rocker blotters were an important piece of desk equipment from the late 1880s until the 1950s.|
Sailboat Rocker Blotter - Cobalt blue glass figural sailboat rocker blotter, ca. 1930s, Depression era glass. Figural sailboat on rocker base measures 3.5 wide and is about 2.75 inches tall. Includes the clips which hold the blotting paper. Excellent condition
Brass Rocker Blotter with painted faux leather print, blotter face measures 2.5 x 6 inches, open spring rocker, height to top of knob is 2.25 inches. Spring rocker to release face and replace blotter paper on the rocker. Light wear to top of knob, but overall very nice.
BLOTTER CLIPS for FIGURAL ROCKERS
Many times the figural glass rocker blotters from the 1930s Depression era are missing the clips that hold on the blotting paper. This includes the Scotty Dog, Elephant, Sailboat and Pony. We now have available reproduction clips for this series that look almost exactly like the original clips used.
Don't Forget the Blotting Paper!
Handy to have around whether you are doing repairs or just writing a letter! High grade 110LB absorbent blotting in white, each sheet measures 4 x 9 inches. This is not the flimsy cardboard-like paper some people are passing off as blotting paper these days!
Advertising blotters, up until the 1950s and the
practical ballpoints were as common as business cards are today. Nearly
every company in business in the 1920s through the 1950s handed out
blotters with their advertising on the front. We are pleased to offer
select advertising blotters from days gone by!
Moore repro blotters were reprinted about 10-15 years ago and and look very much like the originals since they were done from originals. We're selling these repro Moore Pen Co blotters as a set of four. Each blotter measures about 3.5 x 6.5 inches. Nice little collectible and a lot less expensive than original Moore blotters, these you can actually afford to use if you choose to do so!
Parker advertising blotter, ca. 1990s, white with black imprint. Measures 2.75 x 4 5/8 inches. Never used, perfect condition.
Lowe's Flowers in Oklahoma City, OK, ca. late 1940s-early 1950s Full color, laminated floral advertisement - From You on Her Birthday. Measures 2.5 x 5 inches. Excellent condition.
Advertising Blotter - Wilson-Jones columnar forms from the days when accounting was still done on paper with pen and ink. Printed on white gloss in red and blue, goofy horse with pencil behind it's ear and imprint from Asthalter's in Musacatine, Iowa. Asthalter's was an office supply store in business from 1907 - the mid 1970s. Measures 3.25 x 3 inches, un-used white blotting on back side. Mint condition.
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