Then and Now: Vintage Office Supplies

The office supply industry has come a long way over the years. Products continue to get smaller, slimmer and lighter. These days the vast majority of office supplies are small, portable and made of economy materials such as plastic. If you need a calculator, odds are you have one lying around in your desk drawer. Years ago, your calculator would have needed its own trolley cart in order to be transported even just down the hall. At the turn of the century, life as an office worker was very different. What are now our considered basic tools were once oversized, heavy and pretty intimidating contraptions in their beta phase. So, what did a turn of the century calculator look like? To see how far we’ve come, here’s a list of some early,  vintage office supplies.