Wind a piece of metal and, whala. It’s functional.
It makes sense that pencil sharpeners are over a century old. It’s just not something one thinks about.
Versions of these products existed for many decades, but here’s a patent from the 70’s.
An oldy but a goody. The overhead. Classic.
Not sure what to say about this one. There are multiple pages to the original patent. We share just the first.
One of the earlier patents that use the term “multiple choice.” Pop the champagne, or find some tissues.
Way before Trapper Keepers existed, holes in paper were all the rage.
We’re pretty sure these desks predate gum, so they were probably much cleaner underneath.
Before there were pencil sharpeners, there were, logically, chalk sharpeners.
In the 19th century, those cold schooldays needed something. Like this.
They were more like squiggys than the erasers we know today.
The last step taken found your heft Decidedly upon the left. One more would throw you on the right Another still—you see your plight. You call this thinking, but it’s walking. Not even that, it’s only rocking, Or weaving like a stabled horse: From force to matter and back to force, From form to content and back to form, From norm to crazy and back to norm, From bound to free and back to bound,…
Mr. President and Gentlemen, I greet you on the re-commencement of our literary year. Our anniversary is one of hope, and, perhaps, not enough of labor. We do not meet for games of strength or skill, for the recitation of histories, tragedies, and odes, like the ancient Greeks; for parliaments of love and poesy, like the Troubadours; nor for the advancement of science, like our cotemporaries in the British and European capitals. Thus far, our…
Malala Yousafzai | July 12, 2013 Honourable UN Secretary General Mr Ban Ki-moon, respected president of the General Assembly Vuk Jeremic, honourable UN envoy for global education Mr Gordon Brown, respected elders and my dear brothers and sisters: Assalamu alaikum. Today is it an honour for me to be speaking again after a long time. Being here with such honourable people is a great moment in my life and it is an honour for me…