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Another Retro Style from Boorum & Pease

Here’s another simple notebook style from Boorum and Pease, and this one still seems to be available, at least in this size and format: Boorum & Pease Handy Size 7 x 4 3/8 Inch 96-Page Bound Memo Book with Stiff Tan Cover (6559)

Below is from a post by Andy at Woodclinched (a blog about wooden pencils) looking at his father-in-law’s old notebooks:

“My father-in-law built a boat. We all thought it was an improvised affair; with PVC pipes lashed to two-by-fours and duct tape. But he’s apparently been planning it for quite a while. In fact, he has a whole notebook where he planned it out and documented his project…”

Read more at Boorum & Pease | Woodclinched. Andy’s father-in-law also had a nice engineer’s field book by a company I’d never heard of, Keuffel and Esser. Andy also provides a link to this history of the Boorum and Pease company.

From the Collections of Our Readers

One of the best things about writing this blog is that I’ve been getting some nice emails from readers with photographs of notebooks. Here’s a few:
Carol sends this HUGE notebook:
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And Jan sends this tiny one, bought in Holland:
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And Jun shares these photos of a very covetable Japanese surveyor’s notebook:
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If you have any pictures you’d like to share, send them to me at nifty [at] notebookstories [dot] com. If you send a picture of your whole collection, I might even make you an addict of the week!