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    Default Rolodex Users: Did you ever make your own Rolodex cards?

    I have plenty of card stock plus a Durable Telindex machine that's new but based on a Rolodex. It's easy enough to cut cards to size but how do you punch those holes? Did Rolodex ever supply the punches that did it?
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    Default Re: Rolodex Users: Did you ever make your own Rolodex cards?

    Hi Chrissy,
    eBay sells them, evidently:
    https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw...4&toolid=10001

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    Default Re: Rolodex Users: Did you ever make your own Rolodex cards?

    A punch for one of the various disc-bound notebook systems might work. The hole spacing on my Atoma notebooks and Rolodex cards is about the same.

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    Default Re: Rolodex Users: Did you ever make your own Rolodex cards?

    I looked at lots of vintage ones but was concerned about how much life they'd have left in them, so ended up getting a new one Chrissy - there are various places that sell this one, but most have pretty high shipping so this was the best bet:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/American-Cr...ps%2C63&sr=8-1

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    Default Re: Rolodex Users: Did you ever make your own Rolodex cards?

    Aren't they still being made?


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    Default Re: Rolodex Users: Did you ever make your own Rolodex cards?

    Quote Originally Posted by mizgeorge View Post
    I looked at lots of vintage ones but was concerned about how much life they'd have left in them, so ended up getting a new one Chrissy - there are various places that sell this one, but most have pretty high shipping so this was the best bet:
    I saw this one and was concerned it looked a bit fragile. But in the end it was what I went for.

    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    Aren't they still being made?
    Probably. Mine looks very similar to that one.

    Thanks everyone for your ideas.
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    Default Re: Rolodex Users: Did you ever make your own Rolodex cards?

    True confession. I have never owned a Rolodex. In fact, the only ones I've ever seen in real life were in school offices when I was sent or summoned there for a 'counselling session'.

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    Default Re: Rolodex Users: Did you ever make your own Rolodex cards?

    I never owned one back in the days when Rolodex started making them, but recently I saw a reasonably priced one and bought it only to find that decent Rolodex cards are difficult and expensive to get in the UK. Also, square hole punches for making them are as rare as hens teeth and are only available from the US. I never buy anything from the US via ebay since sellers only tend to use the ebay Global Shipping Programme which is a complete rip-off for UK buyers.
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