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Mildly Interesting: Another Antique Pencil Sharpener

Chicago Automatic Pencil Sharpener #2 My grandmother-in-law is 101 (soon to be 102) and stopped driving at around the age of 99. When she moved in with my in-laws, I was given a workbench that used to belong to her late husband. The bench had an antique pencil sharpener attached to it. This is the second antique pencil sharpener I own. You can read about the first one HERE. It does a great job considering the age. The insides could use a bit of cleaning to say the least, but it is interesting to see the various colors on the......

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Mildly Interesting: The Antique Pencil Sharpener

Chicago Automatic Pencil Sharpener Before I tell the mildly interesting (boring?) story of how I found the antique Automatic Pencil Sharpener, I should explain something first. When we met the agent to have a look at the house we live in, we couldn't help noticing that it was like a time machine back to the 50's.  From the remaining pieces of furniture and antique appliances to the old paneling, tiles, and decor, the place was somewhat like a museum. The little old lady who had previously lived here didn't seem to change things very often. Even after moving in six......

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