Wednesday, October 29, 2014

a new old stamp set--What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #282

A bigger view of the table I'm working at this week--it's in the living room, still no carpet, still painting all the rooms in the lower level BEFORE getting flooring.  Makes sense, right?
 That big wooden box, I got it this past weekend at an antique show--it's a hectograph kit, from 1932, used by teachers to make their own copies for their classrooms.  A hectograph plate is, and I find this funny, pretty much a Gelli Plate, but the printing process is a bit different.
True to the time period, there are president stamps of Wilson and Roosevelt, and a streetcar as well.  I'm particularly fond of the alphabet and words:

Happy What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday, everyone--I'll see you at Julia's!  (Oh and ps, that car seat canopy that I posted a couple weeks ago, it may have looked fancy, but seriously, it was extremely easy to make.  The blingy tulle flowers I added to the velcro holds were the most difficult part of the whole thing!)


shazsilverwolf said...

What an awesome find! That is brilliant,you'll make some fab stuff with it. Hope the decorating is going well,Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #14 xxx

KraftyKaren said...

Hope your decorating will be finished soon - what a find, will be interested to see what you make with it.

Have a good week
KraftyKaren #58

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

What an amazing piece of kit, glad we didn't have to use them when I was teaching though.
Have a great week and happy crafting, Angela x 34

sandysewin said...

Oh yes, it's best to work from the top down, so painting before flooring, It will be worth the wait once it's done!

What a wonderful find. Can you use them like stamps?

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #46

Monica said...

Fascinating find I have not heard of those before. Thanks for visiting you will soon find yourself hiding in your craft space as the kitties feel comfortable with their surroundings. they are heart stealers. Actually that should say when you get that space set up. The prepping for domestic change is the hardest of all.
Have a successful week.
monica #57

glitterandglue said...

What a great find. It's so lovely - even the box is so nice.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #16

Lisca said...

That was an amazing find! I'd never heard of a hectograph kit.
Have a good week,
Thank you for letting look over your shoulder,

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

What a great find! You lucky girl! Enjoy your new acquisition! zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #32

Nan G said...

A cool find indeed! You're redecorating and I'm moving. Gluttons for punishment aren't we?! ;) What to help organize when you're done painting? wink wink Thanks for the earlier visit! Hugs and Happy WOYWW! Nan G #48

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Mm, Trisha the gelli plate recipe on my blog is one we used as a hectograph when teaching here in Oz in 1980's and works just fine as gelli plate too, and keeps for yonks! Love the old stamps :D
thanks for popping over, happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.X #25

Eliza said...

Wow what a find, how awesome is that set, good for you. Hope the home deco is finished soon so you can get back to normal.

Sorry just getting to visit till now, DD stole my computer and I didn't want to reply on the iPad as it takes forever.

Hugs Eliza & Yoda #9
Thanks for visiting and happy WOYWW

Lunch Lady Jan said...

What a find!i think there's many WOYWWers who'd rather like that in their collection too :-) hope you have fun using it!
Hugs, LLJ 28 xx

Queenie Jeannie said...

What a treasure you found!!! Very cool!

Happy crafting!
Jeannie #27

Chrysalis said...

What a great find - can't wait to see what you produce with it. I hope the work is finished soon, so that life can return to normal, and you get your craft space back. Have a lovely week, Chris # 24

Shoshi said...

Wow Trisha, that's absolutely fabulous. I love things from this period, and the label inside the lid reminds me of things we used to have as kids. The set looks almost complete, too. A real find!

Thanks for your nice comment - glad you like my various projects, even though I am less than satisfied with some of the design aspects.

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #30

Artatag said...

My goodness what a treasure! I really envy you!!
Gabriele 31

Lynne Mizera said...

Seriously COOL! How I wish I could pop down to the States and all those lovely antique shows you have (grin) Our Province is one of the youngest and we are only just over 100 years old, which means our "old" stuff is what you have in your 2nd hand store, grin!

glitterandglue said...

Hi again, Trisha. Just to thank you for BOTH of your comments yesterday - yes, they both arrived safely on the site. Er... yes, I have actually made that many cards - 140 of them went straight out the front door for the mission our church supports - Parental Care Ministries - and the rest are for us. When you get to being as old as us, have been around the Christian circles for 50+ years, met hundreds of folk from all around the world, and try to maintain as many relationships as possible.... well, your Christmas card list just keeps growing...
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #16