I love retro stationery; and I am a big fan of Rolodex- I use one in my office. Recently I came across this twin wheel- completely unused- Rolodex and so did a bit of research into its history.
Rolodex =’ rolling index’; was designed by the Danish Engineer Hildaur Neilsen in New York in 1956. By 1958 Rolodex was on the market and it’s still produced today, pretty much in the same format – although the twin wheel is no longer made and plastic has replaced the fantastic metal shell of this model.
This Rolodex is model #2400 and it is all metal construction, with a sliding metal hood [opened in this image] that drops into the body of the machine. There is some slight rust marks on the top of the hood, due to age and being metal the whole thing weighs a ton. But the 500 blank cards on the twin wheels have never been used and are the original cards – complete with instructions on how to use!
Ready to lend retro charm and industrial cred to your office, the Rolodex is for sale: $AUD75