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10-6-2014 04:17:54  #1


Typing copy holder

Here's an interesting acessory - a copy holder that shunts the text upwards when you touch the green bar at the front.  Can be adjusted to move one, two or three lines.  Works well!http://i.imgur.com/XCCW4Ml.jpg


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10-6-2014 07:01:31  #2


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I just bought one of those for my sister, as a mystery gift. I didn't know what it was, the seller didn't know what it was, so I challenged my sister to figure it out. Which she did, and wasn't it funny that I, the typewriter collector, had sent her a copy holder without knowing what it was!

 

10-6-2014 14:47:31  #3


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That's brilliant! And I want one. I'd certainly put it to good use given how much I type every day, but I've never seen something like that one offered for sale. There are of course plenty of modern copy holders available - I used to have a plastic one that was affixed to the side of my computer monitor - but they're boring designs in comparison to the one you've found Beak. Nice catch.

EDIT: Good news is there are plenty of them around when you use the right search terms. Now I just have to find one that doesn't cost an arm and a leg in shipping.


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10-6-2014 21:20:57  #4


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What a wonderful thing! I wish I had something like that. I have a copyholder, but it's one of those cheap, stand-alone plastic thingies. 


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10-6-2014 22:51:05  #5


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Went through 2 hrs worth of working drafts into final copies last night, and the thing really does do the job. 

What's most amazing is just how solidly it's built.  Can hardly imagine anything would be built that way today - would easily cost 250 bucks to turn out such a thing now. Shall try to find out the price when new - first made in the late 1930s, I believe, and still being made in the 1970s.


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10-6-2014 23:01:06  #6


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I love it and I must have one!
I only have a modern day plastic clip that doesn't even compare.
Great find!


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12-6-2014 08:57:13  #7


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beak -- here is the U.S. patent for the copy holder, dated 1952:
http://www.freepatentsonline.com/2586059.pdf

 

 

12-6-2014 18:05:17  #8


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JanetLand wrote:

beak -- here is the U.S. patent for the copy holder, dated 1952:
http://www.freepatentsonline.com/2586059.pdf

 

Interersting - but it's earlier than that I believe; the patent you found is for an extra paper support added to the basic device.  I don't know if this addition ever went into production - I've never seen one, if it did.


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13-6-2014 12:10:15  #9


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Ah, I see. I will inform my smartypants sister -- she's the one that found it! http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/happy.png

 

 

30-11-2014 20:13:49  #10


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Wow! Very cool! I hadn't seen one like that before! I would like to add one to my desk at some point too

 

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