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Check Protectors & Other Office Antiques

Past Sales Archive

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National Safety Check Punch /Check ProtectorNational Safety Check Punch / Check Protector  The only marking to be found anywhere on this interesting and uniquely designed check protector is what I assume to be a serial # under the sliding bar of 1115.  The overall condition is great and has an interesting and super design applied to many of the surfaces as well as the gold highlights  on the numbers and on the top.  There has been some nickel loss to the levers, but that just goes to add to the authenticity and character of the piece.  I have had plenty of these over the years, but this is the only one of this style I have ever had.

Good . . . . . . $995.00      SOLD



J. B. Parks Patented 1870 National Safety Check Punch / Check ProtectorJ. B. Parks Patented 1870 National Safety Check Punch / Check Protector  This example is marked with the name and 1870 Patent date.  The second one I have ever seen or had.

Good . . . . . . $1295.00        SOLD






Williams Check Protector / PunchThe Williams Check Protector / Punch This is a great example of early office technology, and was manufactured by the Peter Hooker Co of London England who it appears also had offices or a plant in New York as well..  Note the overall condition.  It is immaculate.  It has 100% of the glossy black japanned finish, 100% of the Decals and the labels and pin striping, and 100% of the nickel on the front plate.  Inside there were about 10 pieces of loose chad from prior attempts to view the operation, and I would venture that it saw little if any further use over the next 100 years or so.  There are a series of patent dates embossed into the front as can be seen, as well as info on the New York Address and a serial # of 25,449.  This is a fine piece, and the caveat of condition condition condition is as important as the general scarcity of this fine example.  The one apology is the leather closing strap has broken off.  This is minor, and in no way affects the look or feel of this great piece.   The Best!!!  I have also listed this one on my collection pages, but if the superior condition is as important to you as me, then you can be the next curator of this one.

Good . . . . . . $595.00        SOLD



Abbott Automatic Check PerforatorAbbott Automatic Check Perforator This wonderful piece of early office memorabilia is in super condition.  The original gold speckled finish is super and the patina on the brass and other exposed surfaces is great.  The small brass plaque on the front carries 3 different patent dates from before the turn of the last century.  The operation is flawless and what with the new interest in chads and such these early office devices are sure to have a further surge in popularity as a testament to the enduring technology that some of us are still subjected to every time we vote.

Good . . . . . . $225.00        SOLD



Automatic Check Protector WriterThe Automatic Check Protector Writer  This is a great example of early office technology, and was manufactured by the Brady Mfg. Co, or the Automatic Bank Punch Co, depending on which label you are reading.  The overall condition is very good, with just some minor rust and nickel loss on those parts that were nickeled.  The original paint and decals are excellent as are the stenciled name and instructions on the back, and the numbers on the top.  The feed mechanism works, and the punches do also.  The supply of these wonderful devices is quickly drying up and office technology collecting is hot so get it while you can!  These punch type check protectors / writers create their own form of a chad, and I would wager that all devices that work on this principle will gain in popularity and desirability as the reality of just how important a chad turned out to be in that last fiasco finally sinks in, and people begin collecting memorabilia related to this type of technology.

Good . . . . . . $495.00       SOLD


Automatic Check Protector / Punch
The Automatic Check Protector / Punch
 The condition of the above one not up to your standards?  Feast your eyes on this example.  It is minty nice through and through.  Not a super rare model, unless you start trying to match the condition.  None nicer!!

Good . . . . . . $495.00         SOLD








Lighting Check ProtectorLighting Check Protector   Here are 2 slightly different versions of a pretty hard to find check protector.  The first one on the left carries its ID tag on the front on a removable tag.  The one on the right which is just a bit nicer condition wise, carries its id above and behind the front pillars on a plate.  I believe this one is just a slightly later model.  The original patent was in 1890, but there are more referred to no the tags of both.  The interesting feature on this version is that the bottom table has the ability to swing from side to side.  I did not try analyzing this for very long, but it is a feature I have not seen before on these devices.  Probably just a means to copy the other features from somebody else's design.  These are a pretty hard to find version, and the first i have owed in quite a while and came as part of a great deal that a very old time collector / dealer had assembled over the years and had been in storage for a number of years.  When these are gone, neither he nor I will be able to go out and replace them again.

Good . . . . . . $195.00         SOLD



US Check ProtectorUnited States Check Protector   This is a great looking and very hard to find example of a check protector.  They are rarely found in the original boxes.  This one bears the name "The United States Check Protector."  It is in super condition and operates flawlessly punching or cutting out small impressions of the amount the check was made out for.  None better.

Good . . . . . . $595.00        SOLD








Automatic Check Protector"Automatic" Check Protector Writer  This is a nice example of early office technology, and was manufactured by the Brady Mfg. Co, or the Automatic Bank Punch Co, depending on which label you are reading.  The overall condition is good, with some minor rust and nickel loss on those parts that were nickeled.  The original paint and decals are good as are the stenciled name and instructions on the back, and the numbers on the top.  The feed mechanism works, and the punches do also. 

You run the check in one side, line up the numbers by revolving the top and push down each number to cut that amount into the check.  I suppose some would call that Automatic, others might find it labor intensive.

Good . . . . . . $150.00        SOLD



Beebe Indelible Check Protector "The Beebe" Indelible Check Protector Writer  Here is another very hard to find and early patented model of a check punch / protector.  It was patented in the late 1800's and operates on the same general principle.  Feed the written check in from the side.  Select the amount one numeral at a time, crank the handle to punch that number and move the check forward and repeat.  No wonder the more common inkers were introduced just a few years later.

Good . . . . . . $275.00        SOLD




Abbott Automatic Check Perforator Abbott Automatic Check Perforator  This is a nice looking example of a early and hard to find check protector.  The Abbott was actually called a check perforator and you can see in the pics that it punched out each numeral with a series of needle like pins.  It was patented in the 1890's and I imagine its production period was pretty short before cheaper and easier to make inkers pushed it from the scene.   It is all original and in super condition.

Good . . . . . . $150.00        SOLD



bump staplerNOS Handheld Bump Paper Fastener or Stapleless Stapler w/ Box  The hand held version of the Bump Paper Fastener is one of the harder versions to find, and doubly so in this new-old-stock-in-the-box condition.  These interesting little devices which date from the 1920's, although generally not considered very rare, are a wonder to watch perform their task of fastening sheets of paper together by cutting, folding, and tucking a small piece of the stock, and then tying it all together with just a squeeze.  All without any outside or foreign objects, just a simple squeeze.  It is a wonder that the typical stapler was so popular and that these disappeared from the market, but then they would not have been able to continue to sell you staples at an incredible mark-up, the type of logic that drives our economy.  These devices came in several other versions including a couple of different desk sizes that I am aware of.  This one is in NOS condition, excellent and works like a charm.

Excellent + . . . . . $95.00       SOLD!



Bump Paper Fastener or Stapleless Stapler"Bump" Paper Fastener or Stapleless Stapler  The Bump Paper Fastener is an interesting little device which dates from the 1920's or a bit later.  Although generally not considered very rare, they are a wonder to watch perform their task of fastening sheets of paper together by cutting, folding, and tucking a small piece of the stock, and then tying it all together with just a "bump"  of the top.  All without any outside or foreign objects, just a simple bump.  It is a wonder that the typical stapler was so popular and that these disappeared from the market, but then they would not have been able to continue to sell you staples at an incredible mark-up, the type of logic that drives our economy today with ink for your printer.  These devices came in several other versions and finishes including a couple of different desk sizes.  This one is in like new condition, excellent and works like a charm.

Excellent  . . . . . $50.00       SOLD!

 

Hotchkiss #3 StalplerHotchkiss Stapler  The Hotchkiss # 3 stapler is one of the harder to find early staplers.  You see one of these medium size ones much less frequently than the larger or smaller models.  The condition is excellent. 

Excellent . . . . . $125.00        SOLD!!





Vintage Envelope Sealer"Sanitary Envelope Sealer"   This was an idea way ahead of its time. And there are many other examples of the same mind set from the same era that can be found.  It leaves me to wonder why I did not know of the dangers or remedy when i was licking envelopes in the 50's 60's and 70's.  Where were the protectors of our health when we needed them.  Given the current situation, I am surprised that these have not been reintroduced to save us from the transfer of the dreaded diseases known to be associated with licking and sucking and so forth.    Perhaps this will save you from one of those diseases and you should buy it for that reason, or perhaps it would fit into one of the anti - whatever museums that those folks will need to document their theories.   

Good . . . . . $45.00        SOLD



Commercial Cast Iron Patented Mechanical Envelope Sealer Commercial Cast Iron Patented Mechanical Envelope Sealer   This was intended to lick and seal envelopes as fast as you could feed them in one end, and shoot them out the other.  I have a feeling though a lot of time was spent adjusting and un-jamming it.  .  A good one, in pretty good condition.

Good . . . . . $495.00         SOLD




Brown 1887 Patent Stapler1887 Brown Patent #5 Stapler  This stapler has a great  look and design with many moving parts and the ability to accept a row of staples from the rear.  The condition is unused.  It is an uncommon stapler. 

Excellent . . . . . $125.00       SOLD!






Antique Envelope SealerAntique Kendall Envelope Sealer  You use to have to lick envelopes to seal them.  A disgusting idea to many.  Thoughtful entrepreneurs and inventors came to the rescue with numerous designs like this.  NOS in the box. It will make for a nice addition to the antique office gadget collection.  Different.

Fine . . . . . $35.00       SOLD!




The New Era Check ProtectorThe New Era Check Protector The cosmetic condition is great.  Something inside is screwed up and it does not operate properly.

Good . . . . . . $75.00        SOLD







Hotchkiss Stapler w/ Tail   These model staplers with the tail are super hard to find.  The simpler version had storage for a sigle row of 100 or so staples.  With this auxiliary feature you could load up 4 or 5 times the amount.  I do not know what besides gravity was supposed to make the staples advance, but perhaps that is why you see so few of them.  A good one, in pretty good condition.

Good . . . . . $125.00       SOLD



The Chicago Check Protector Imagine how strange these dinosaurs are going to seem when we go to a completely electronic form of payments in a few years.  This one is pretty nice, and fully operational, but the nickel is fragile and has begun to peel in spots.  Offered at a price that will be hard to pass by, this one will not last long.

Good . . . . . . $150.00        SOLD



Early Patented Time Stamp    This antique Time Stamp simply says Sales Office, and then all the rest of the choices are changeable.  The date, month, year, (the 30s), received, answered, and paid.   In the bottom there is a clock that was working the last time I wound it, but now I do not seem to remember how to turn it on.  It is in good overall condition and the paint is good with some minor chipping, and there is some remains of gold highlighting but most of this is gone.  Different and a must have for the vintage office collection.

Good . . . . . . $150.00         SOLD


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This is just a sample of the many Office Related antiques we have sold.
Click link to see other Sales Archive Pages on this Site.

We can help you sell quality Office Related Antiques Contact Us.

For further info on consigning / selling your antiques with us please see our FAQ page, the Appraisal / Selling Page and the Selling Your Collection Pages.

Our current offering of Antiques for sale are at our sister Website Patented-Antiques.com.


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