Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Student Slate from Schools

All items163569 of 217337vintage nintendo collectors itemSchool Mimeograph Machine circa 1917
10
Love it
1
Like it

northwestrelicsnorthwestrelics loves this.
BrunswickBrunswick loves this.
ho2cultchaho2cultcha loves this.
jokercollectorjokercollector loves this.
vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
ArtlabArtlab loves this.
HunterHunter likes this.
ttomtuckerttomtucker loves this.
walksoftlywalksoftly loves this.
officialfuelofficialfuel loves this.
blunderbuss2blunderbuss2 loves this.
See 9 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.


    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate


    Posted 8 years ago

    RetroEdTech
    (4 items)

    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.

    http://www.retroedtech.com/2011/02/found-old-schooldesk.html

    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?

    Comments

    1. Hunter Hunter, 8 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:
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/2829-old-school-blackboard--but-how-old
      Collectors Weekly is part of a small company that also runs Quizlet.com, a free online study tool.

      all best,
      Hunter
    2. Artlab Artlab, 6 years ago
      Love this...I think that may be the next thing I will collect...since I'm up to 6 desks...and my house isn't that big!! :)
    3. jokercollector jokercollector, 6 years ago
      Thanks, I had no idea that Collectors Weekly was connected to Quizlet. There's an interesting parallel. http://www.retroedtech.com is connected to http://www.VocabularySpellingCity.com
    4. Hunter Hunter, 6 years ago
      whoa, very cool jokercollector!
    5. jokercollector jokercollector, 6 years ago
      Hunter. Glad you like the collection. It has its own blog which has had zero design work which is embarrassing. However, I did get a designer to work with me on a project fulfilling my lifelong ambition to get my own jokers designed:
      http://jokercollection.blogspot.com/2013/01/my-own-jokers-designed.html
      Notice that I used the characters from these games:
      http://www.spellingcity.com/hangmouse.html
      http://www.spellingcity.com/Games/wordorama.html
    6. Hunter Hunter, 6 years ago
      Nice! Great joker collection. Do you typically have to buy the whole deck, or can you find the joker on its own?
    7. jokercollector jokercollector, 6 years ago
      I have bought many many many decks. Some people send me collections. I've done some ebay buys but they tend to have large number of duplicates since often it's 25 jokes for $12, but only a few might be new to me. Years ago, I traded with someone. I might even have "lifted" a few during the years, I don't remember.
    8. Hunter Hunter, 6 years ago
      Interesting. Yeah I was wondering about the potential for "lifting" them as well. :)

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.