Tuesday, June 25, 2013

A Ta Da Dump What's It????

Today I found 

5 pads

and 3 booklets from 1940 I couldn't pass it up.
Tell me what they are used for,I will put all correct answers in for a 
giveaway of a couple of these pads great for crafting.
I will draw the winner on Sunday June 30th

15 comments:

annie said...

Can't really think of anything except to practice stenography (?). Your dump finds amaze me, who would actually keep this since the 1940's??

svelteSTUFF said...

If memory serves me correct, my roomie in college had one of those machines and she was taking a Court Stenographry course... boy, I guess I'm dating myself now, aren't I?!! (No need to put me in the drawing, just fun to play along)

Judy said...

Look like short hand/dictation machine to me and steno pads. I didn't do very well in short-hand--put pretty good in typing. LOL

Karin said...

Hi My guess it is a short hand steno machine used by a court steno reporter/person, which uses short hand to record testimony and court proceedings. The pads appear to be instructions on short hand.

Chatty Crone said...

Court reporter's keyboard or shorthand??? lol I don't know. sandie

Kim said...

Is it for shorthand?

Nellie said...

Have no idea what the purpose of the pads would have been, but 1940 is the year of my birth!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Adding machine???

BumbleBeeLane said...

Steno pads. Always something interesting at the dump..smile.. Amy

Lynn said...

Your dump has the best stuff. I have some of my Mom's steno note pads like these. She went to secretarial school in 1947! She still used shorthand sometimes when she wrote us notes.

I hadn't thought of that in a while - thanks for the memory!

Julia said...

That machine is a stenograph machine for typing shorthand. Lucky you for having found the instruction manuals. I hope that you don't use shorthand on your blog, lol...
Have a great day.
JB

Connie said...

My first thought was it's a machine for court reporting but I don't know the name of it.

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Th book up front is shorthand & the others are instructions/ lessons on using the steno machine . . . Cute finds!

yaya said...

I took shorthand in high school! I recognize those symbols! I believe it's a machine used for court reporting..I did a bit of that in high school too!

CraveCute said...

Yep, stenographer pads and stenotype machine. I took shorthand in high school too and used it through college to take notes. Don't remember any of it now though!