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Hickok Pen Ruler

2009.11.1

Historic

1901

Harrisburg

WoodMetal

W.O. Hickok Manufacturing Company

The pen ruler was the key piece of equipment for stationery binders and was priced accordingly. Each machine cost around $900 dollars, which at that time was approximately equivalent to the price of a house. W.O. Hickok and Sons is well-known as a manufacturer of quality bookbinding equipment and the precision of their work ensured that each pen ruler was capable of functioning over a long period of time.

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