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    Posted 3 years ago

    SpiritBear
    (813 items)

    I found this at the thrift-store today: Patent November 20th, 1906, hole-puncher which appears to say (Big "C" with "Y" then "an" inside) "C Y an" and big "5" little "99" (it looks like a price, which is doubtful). on the cross-bar into which the wire handle joins. It took me a moment to understand the function of this device as I've only ever used a hand-set puncher.
    It also says "Reg. U.S. Pat. Off." According to Google, quote: 'The "Reg. U.S. Pat. Off." (Registered with the US Patent Office) label was the precursor to product registration (the R in a circle) under the Lanham Act (also known as the Trademark Act) of 1946.' Now, I have seen "Reg. U.S. Pat. Off." on items I know to be after that year, but I would think this is generally true? So, that such appears on this hole puncher should help date it to before 1947?
    I did not find any online under "Cyan 1906 hole puncher" and similar searches. Is there another name for these that I am missing, or does someone know more about this particular model?

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    Comments

    1. TallCakes TallCakes, 3 years ago
      here's a punch with similar looking logo mark noted as 'Y and E'
      https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/245118-y-and-e-two-hole-paper-punch?in=942-activity
    2. Meowman Meowman, 3 years ago
      This appears to be a "Shannon Perforator", for binding papers in "Shannon files", although it is missing its right-side paper guide. It was manufactured by the Yawman and Erbe Mfg Co of Rochester, NY. You can read about Shannon files, including how this punch was used(including a photo) in Yawman and Erbe's "Modern Filing and How to File: A Textbook on Office System" here: https://archive.org/stream/modernfilinghowt00wigerich#page/6/mode/2up
    3. SpiritBear, 3 years ago
      Tall Cakes, yes, there is a screw-hole for that tab. Thank you for posting that link.
    4. SpiritBear, 3 years ago
      Meowman, yes, that is it; thank you. It looks like it could be very useful-- the whole system. I was gonna use it to punch note-cards for medicine recipes.
    5. worthit2, 3 years ago
      SpiritBear, nice find!

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