East-Light "No 87" vintage hole punch - bluish-green hammered finish
East-Light "No 87" vintage hole punch - bluish-green hammered finish
East-Light "No 87" vintage hole punch - bluish-green hammered finish
East-Light "No 87" vintage hole punch - bluish-green hammered finish
East-Light "No 87" vintage hole punch - bluish-green hammered finish

East-Light "No 87" vintage hole punch - bluish-green hammered finish

5/607
Original mid-20th century metalware office / desk accessory - FREE UK P&P
£14.75

Product description

East-Light "No 87" vintage hole punch - bluish-green hammered finish
 
An original vintage East-Light "No 87" hole punch ("Made in England"), made entirely of metal with the original bluish-green hammered paint finish to the main body and handle. The punch is adjustable, by means of a sliding bar, to allow the spacing between the two punched holes to be either 8cm or 7cm (measuring from the centre of each hole), in accordance with the International Standard (ISO 838) spacing and the US 2-hole file-binder system respectively; the punched-out circles are held in a hinged tray in the base, which is opened by pushing in a clip fastener above (reasonably easy to open, a bit more tricky to close!)
 
This genuine vintage piece shows some signs of age (see condition description below); however, the mechanism still works well, and thus the punch remains usable - although, having been produced in a less safety-conscious age than our own, the design would not conform to present-day standards (there are a few sharpish points, including the exposed spring ends). It would nonetheless - if used with due caution - make a very suitable desk accessory for a vintage-style home office or study.
 
Date / era: c.1950s
 
Material: Metal
 
Brand / manufacturer: East-Light
 
Country of origin: United Kingdom
 
Dimensions (approx.): 7.5cm (2.95in) tall; 10.1 x 8.1cm (4 x 3.2in) at base (max)
 
Condition: Some rust and tarnish to surface, together with age wear including loss to painted finish (especially to underside of handle), white paint specks and other marks; base edges slightly misshapen in places; mechanism works well (please see photos)
 
Unit quantity: 1
 
Unit weight (approx., before packing for transit): 315g
 
No. of units available (at last update): 1
 

Unit Price: £14.75 GBP - including FREE standard delivery within the United Kingdom
 
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Europe: £8.45
Rest of World: £12.65
 

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Brand Eastlight
Code 5/607
Condition Used