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    Posted 6 years ago

    fortapache
    (2978 items)

    A small pencil sharpener made in the 1920s by the Automatic Pencil Sharpener Co in Chicago. This is the smallest of the three sharpeners they made. This one only has one rotating pencil cutter as opposed to the usual two. This one is doing well to have the thin plastic film that makes up the shavings reservoir still survive.
    I'll need to mount it to a wall to get it to work properly. The walls are a bit uneven but hopefully I can find a flattish spot.

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    1. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      I like these old sharpeners! :-)))
    2. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      A couple of washers should help :(
      I'm sure we had one exactly like this (colour and all) in my kitchen when I was a kid.
    3. rockbat, 6 years ago
      AWESOME ...
    4. fortapache fortapache, 6 years ago
      Thank you very much Efesgirl.
    5. fortapache fortapache, 6 years ago
      Thank you very much racer4four. I think I found a spot.
    6. fortapache fortapache, 6 years ago
      Thank you very much brunswick. We just had to ask permission.
    7. fortapache fortapache, 6 years ago
      Thank you very much rockbat.
    8. fortapache fortapache, 6 years ago
      Thank you
      mikelv85
      Efesgirl
      TassieDevil
      thegatherer
      Nicefice
      racer4four
      jscott0363
      brunswick
      Caperkid
      nutsabotas6
      rockbat
      aura
      Manikan
      PhilDMorris
      pops52
      SEAN68
      vetraio50
    9. mcheconi mcheconi, 6 years ago
      Sharpening a pencil properly builds character.
    10. fortapache fortapache, 6 years ago
      Thank you very much mcheconi. Luckily I have pencils to sharpen.
    11. fortapache fortapache, 6 years ago
      Thank you
      mcheconi
      gargoylecollector
    12. Alan2310 Alan2310, 6 years ago
      fortapache, very nice and in good conditions, love to see the small little plastic surrounding the blade system intact.
      I have one similar made by Boston, coming from the Royal Bank of Canada.

      Regards
      Alan

    13. fortapache fortapache, 6 years ago
      Thank you very much Alan. Automatic and Boston were major competitors who did not get along well. Would love to see yours.
    14. fortapache fortapache, 6 years ago
      Thank you very much valenino97. I still need to put mine up. Been busy photographing and putting away my other pieces so I can have my dining room table back.
    15. fortapache fortapache, 6 years ago
      Thank you
      kyratango
      Alan2310
      valentino97
      betweenthelens
    16. Alan2310 Alan2310, 6 years ago
      fortapache, I will keep this in mind , it's pack somewhere in my basement, I have so much stuff, this one still pack from my moving from Quebec to Ontario in 2005, I never unpack yet.

      Regards
      Alan
    17. fortapache fortapache, 6 years ago
      Alan I hope you find it soon. I moved to a place where I didn't unpack fully. It just didn't seem like home. Moved a few miles away and then unpacked everything.
    18. fortapache fortapache, 6 years ago
      Thank you petey.
    19. fortapache fortapache, 6 years ago
      Thank you SEAN68.
    20. fortapache fortapache, 6 years ago
      Thank you
      americanstationer
      Trey

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