Still Going After 50 Years

Clad2Silver

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IMG_1007.JPG IMG_1006.JPG I bought this stapler in 1971 which makes it 50 years old. I bought it at W.T. Grant which was a chain of stores that opened in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1906. At their peak they had more than 500 stores but by the 1970's because of a lot more competition the number of stores dwindled until they closed their last one in 1976. Though the stapler is showing some signs of wear, it still works as good as the day I got it.
 

Charlie P. (NY)

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Oh yeah. And the "Bucky Bradford House" restaurant at the front of the stores.
 
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Clad2Silver

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Oh yeah. And the "Bucky Bradford House" restaurant at the front of the stores.

There were three WT Grant stores in my area and none of them had restaurants. Two were in the downtown area and one of them was located in a mall. BUT......I do remember Bradford House.
 

Charlie P. (NY)

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Reminds me of using a slide rule for financial computations at my job in the 60s.
Don.....

I was in the last class of the pre-college engineering program in our high-school that had to learn and use slide-rules. There was a huge eight-foot model on the wall the instructor showed us with. Used one in college as well.

Learned all about vacuum tube electronics in that HS program. Damn handy stuff, now. ;-) Though I guess the logic is still the same.
 

Megalodon

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My wife worked part-time in H.S. as a cashier at a W.T Grants store in MA. She got some funny reactions to her name badge on her smock because her maiden name was Grant.
 

Tony in SC

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I learned to use a slide rule in high school. Early in my career I worked with an older engineer that still used a slide rule and could SMOKE those young guys with their new little Texas lnsturment toys!!!
 

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I rem ember the Grant Store in Michigan in the 60's
 

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