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Vintage Science13 of 281940's The Wonders of Wire Rope EC Educational Comic BookVintage Educational Toy Collection
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Posted 2 years ago


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I'm really proud of this piece of Americana, a memorable step in the old one room school houses.

It's an old blackboard or slate that students would use at their seats. The student blackboard appears pretty old to me, perhaps around 1900. It has very old-fashioned connectors holding it together, it looks almost pre-industrial.

Anybody else out there collecting old educational technology? Any ideas on how to categorize such a thing? I put it under games and paper as the best fits. But, neither category does fit. Thoughts?


  1. Hunter Hunter, 2 years ago
    Hi there RetroEdTech,

    There doesn't seem to be a very good fit for schoolroom antiques at the moment, but hopefully we'll have a category for them in the near future. I thought you might enjoy seeing this post our founder put up a few years back:
    Collectors Weekly is part of a small company that also runs, a free online study tool.

    all best,

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