Monday, May 19, 2008

Elusive Office Supplies.

I recently received some publication notices, via snail mail, from our European vendor, based in Germany. You know the one. Well, some of you know the one. Anyway.... Binding the slips together was a very interesting paper clip. Below, please find a photo of said item. I enjoy its unusual, albeit phallic, shape and its coppery color. I have never seen it for sale in an office supply store. Perhaps it is an exclusively European model. I find myself lacking the adequate vocabulary to describe it (phrases like "weird European paper clip," or "phallic paper clip" come to mind), so a Google search would be ineffective. If there are any suggestions, or if you find a trip to Europe in your near future, please let me know.


6 comments:

Kate said...

We have one of those floating around our library too... and I must say, I do especially enjoy it when I get to use it on our slips. I try to use it when the colors surrounding it compliment nicely.

Anonymous said...

my good friend is going to be living in Austria soon. I'll ask if he can pick some up if he sees them!

Lindsey said...

Yaaaaayyyy!!! (it would help if I knew who you were...)

Joelle said...

I collect odd paper clips that I find while processing archival collections. We're just going to throw them away, so I bring them home if they're not all gross and rusty. My favorite is a small spiral one. I do like the coppery one here, though.

Lindsey said...

It amazes me that, as an archivist, you can still enjoy paper clips. =)

Anonymous said...

I am going to leave you in suspense until you get one