Permanote memorandum pad

Side view of a notepad showing the flat writing surface. Side view of a notepad showing the flat writing surface. Side view of a notepad showing the winding mechanism. Side view of a notepad showing the winding mechanism. Top view of a notepad showing the flat writing surface. Underside view of a notepad showing the roll of paper. Close view of a notepad showing the moulded inscription.
Side view of a notepad showing the flat writing surface. Side view of a notepad showing the flat writing surface. Side view of a notepad showing the winding mechanism. Side view of a notepad showing the winding mechanism. Top view of a notepad showing the flat writing surface. Underside view of a notepad showing the roll of paper. Close view of a notepad showing the moulded inscription.
Details
Object number
AIBDC : 006932
Date
1937 (circa)

Description

A Permanote branded memorandum pad made from compression moulded phenol formaldehyde with a wooden rotating paddle around which the note paper is folded. The wooden paddle is held in place by means of a sprung wire metal pin. A roll of paper is stored underneath the raised top end of the note pad, held on a metal spindle with circular screw on ends. A paper calendar is glued to the top section of the note pad dated 1946. There is also a pen rest incorporated in this section. A patent for a more simple version of this object was taken out in 1937 by Harold Julian Wilberforce Raphael of Raphael Insustries Ltd.
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Dimensions
Width
120mm
Height
60mm
Length
202mm
Material Note
plastic
PF
phenol formaldehyde
bakelite - generic term
metal bolts and wire
paper note paper roll and calendar
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