Desk tidy with calendar and pen holder

Description

A desk tidy with a calendar and pen holder. Made from compression moulded phenol formaldehyde, circa late 1950s, this desk tidy has a rectangular central well and a pen holder set on the back right hand corner in a gold coloured metal rotating ball fitting. The chromed metal calendar is located at the back and has date numbers which are changed by pressing a lever on each side of the unit. A channel along the bottom of the calendar probably held day and/or month cards, which are no longer present.
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Inscriptions

moulded: "MADE IN ENGLAND. REGD. DESIGN NO. 885364" (base)

Object number

AIBDC : 008907SA

Date

1957 - 1959 (circa)

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Dimensions
Width
145mm
Height
105mm
Depth
123mm

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