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The World’s Largest Office Products

largestpencil The Worlds Largest Office Products
Photo courtesy of Sandra Suppa, FABER-CASTELL GmbH & Co., Germany

PENCIL FOR A HUGE PERFECTIONIST?
Guinness listed it as the World’s Largest Pencil in 2006 – at nearly 65 feet tall and requiring 7000+ man-hours over a two year period to complete…but where’s the eraser?


magicmarker The Worlds Largest Office ProductsIF GODZILLA WAS A GRAFITTI ARTIST…
This giant magic marker, featured on a California art supply store (along with an oversized fountain pen and other goodies) is part of Luke’s Roadside Attractions…what cross-country trip would be complete without seeing this?


market The Worlds Largest Office ProductsWHEN GETTING A PAPER CUT = HOSPITAL VISIT
Proudly boasting the title of “The World’s Largest Piece of Handmade, Recycled Paper”, the folks at Twisted Limb Paperworks created this enormous sheet of paper to raise money for several environmental organizations…go Green! (My only question: is there a world’s largest band-aid?)


wftype The Worlds Largest Office ProductsBUT DO YOU PRESS DOWN ON THE KEYS…OR STEP ON THEM?
The New York Typewriter weighed 14 tons and required three years to build. Letters were typed on 9′ by 12′ stationary. The ribbon in the machine was 100′ long and 5″ wide. Featured at the 1939 World’s Fair in New York, NY, I’d imagine you had to be really strong to use this thing.


lakesideenv The Worlds Largest Office ProductsAND THE ENVELOPE, PLEASE…
If it were a real envelope, I don’t think I’d want to lick it shut. Where’s the world’s largest envelope moistener?!


fpen2 The Worlds Largest Office ProductsSIGN BY THE ‘X’…
This Giant Fountain Pen is part of the sign over the entrance to Fahrney’s Pens in Washington, DC. (perfect for the person who’s always losing their pen).


newbigball The Worlds Largest Office ProductsWorld’s Largest Rubber Band Ball:
Weight: 4,000+ lbs.
Height: 5.5 feet
Circumference: 19 feet
Number of rubber bands: 175,000
Amount of time wasted: priceless


9 Responses to The World’s Largest Office Products

  1. Eric says:

    I just noticed that mundane objects can be fascinating if they are scaled way out of the usual size associated with them; whether adorably tiny, or freakishly large. What does this say about us? Who knows- I’m no psychoanalyst, I just enjoy looking at giant markers and pens.

    …maybe as a graphic artist I’m biased- ya think?

    -E

  2. Gil says:

    This is hysterical!!!
    The comment about the amount of time wasted: priceless, is well, priceless!!!

  3. admin says:

    Thanks Gil; it also poses the other question: why do they have to take their shirts off to move the giant rubber-band ball?
    Eric: We are definitely a size-ist society, that is for sure!

  4. Rob says:

    Too bad you can’t get these at OfficeMax or Staples. I’d use one of their buy one get one free coupons so I could get the giant pen and piece of paper. lol

  5. technology says:

    I just noticed that mundane objects can be fascinating if they are scaled way out of the usual size associated with them; whether adorably tiny, or freakishly large. What does this say about us? Who knows- I’m no psychoanalyst, I just enjoy looking at giant markers and pens.