View Full Version : Desk accessories-- the hanging pencil

February 12th, 2019, 03:30 PM
Has anyone else noticed that in old movies (1920s and 30s) there are often on working office desks, a kind of contraption composed of a metal antenna or wire, from which is suspended a pencil on a string? Does anyone here know what those were called, how they were used, or perhaps has used one themselves?

February 12th, 2019, 03:50 PM
It's not the same because it doesn't hang, but you can stick a pencil in it's tail (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-PIG-Spring-LETTER-HOLDER-w-Spring-Tail-PENCIL-HOLDER-6-Long-Adorable/233125187440?hash=item3647580f70:g:3S8AAOSwZVpcXHn y:rk:9:pf:0)