Cutting Edge Technology From Yesteryear
Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON
Quite by chance, I caught sight of this contraption recently. I'm not sure what it's called, but it obviously goes back a few decades. I guess you'd call it a paper dispenser-cum-cutter. When I saw it, it had a thick reel of brown wrapping paper on its spool. And I guess the heavy chrome-plated blade is utilised to neatly tear off as much paper as you need. It took me a few seconds to figure out how to present one frame showing the businesslike blade, the contoured arm and the thickness of the paper reel. I figure this sort of contraption would have been fairly common in old stores where products were wrapped after being purchased. Any clues, anyone?
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