About

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This is a record of the collection of Frank Parsons, an enthusiast located in Leominster, Massachusetts.  I’ve worked in the administrative field for many years and over time have gathered a number of office-related items.  I enjoy collecting and try to find out as much information as I can about the items in my collection.

All of the items pictured on this site, unless otherwise specified, are from my personal collection.  One of my objectives for this site is to show the rich history behind these everyday items that most people don’t give a second thought to.  But my primary goal is to have others develop an interest and appreciation of these utilitarian objects before they are lost to the mists of time.

I believe that items that were made 5 years ago can be just as interesting as items made 50 years ago or 100+ years ago and I try to convey that.  And just because this site is called American Stationer does not mean that I only write about items manufactured in the United States.  On this site you will find items made in China, England, Germany, and Japan and that list of countries will continue to grow with time.

Special thanks to two other sites:  The Stapler of the Week and the Early Office Museum.  These guys are the inspiration behind my blog.  I strongly recommend visiting these sites and if you enjoy them let the authors know how much you appreciate their work.

3 thoughts on “About”

  1. Hello,
    I am interested in speaking to you. I started collecting old office machines 2 years ago with a focus on Embossing Seals

    Maurice

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  2. Ineke van der Heijden said:

    I have clipless paper fastener, which is already a long time in the Dutch family: Athena clipless paper fastener, Tokyo Mazuren. Do you have any information about this fastener. With Google I didn’t find anything. Thank you so much!

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  3. I received for Christmas that I deal moistener which I believe is made out of porcelain from your company and was wondering what year it was made it

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