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Paperweights. Anyone else a fan? 365

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Paperweights. Anyone else a fan?
« on: November 26, 2018, 05:06:23 AM »
I am not a collector of paperweights, but I buy them if they are attractive and cheap. Over the years I have accumulated about 30 of them. These photos show some of the cooler ones.
Are you a paperweight fan? Glass, acrylic, novelty, etc?
Please post photos of any paperweights you have! :)

Two Millefiori weights.

Misc art glass.

Misc art glass.

Floral art glass.




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Re: Paperweights. Anyone else a fan?
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2018, 05:33:43 AM »

Some animals.

Some novelties.

Misc glass.

Some fruit.


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Re: Paperweights. Anyone else a fan?
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2018, 07:52:00 AM »
Neat collection!

Since the wide dissemination of air conditioning hand electric files the need for paperweights has almost disappeared.

I liked using 3/4 inch drive sockets.  Nice conversation pieces for shade tree or occasional mechanic that rarely ran across that size. I had a couple at one time.

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Re: Paperweights. Anyone else a fan?
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2018, 08:21:35 AM »
Thank you, Yadda! :cheers:

Yeah man. Those 3/4" drive jumbo sockets are cool(I think I have a 1 3/4" somewhere). Those and engine parts. When I was younger, I enjoyed using a piston from a Briggs & Stratton J block Horizontal shaft small motor.

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Re: Paperweights. Anyone else a fan?
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2018, 10:02:14 AM »
Any heavy item can be a paper weight? "Heavy" meaning, maybe 250-350 grams or heavier?..  :think:
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,744 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers
Re: Paperweights. Anyone else a fan?
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2018, 10:58:29 AM »
Well, technically, I meant items specifically designed and manufactured for the purpose of keeping your paper from blowing/falling/sliding off of a surface.  :ahhh

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Re: Paperweights. Anyone else a fan?
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2018, 01:47:15 PM »
Any heavy item can be a paper weight? "Heavy" meaning, maybe 250-350 grams or heavier?..  :think:

Considering paper rarely blows off of your desk anymore the weight restrictions are now up for debate....  :D

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Re: Paperweights. Anyone else a fan?
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2018, 02:21:23 PM »
I've got a few.
This one has a light built into it. :facepalm:
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Re: Paperweights. Anyone else a fan?
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2018, 02:28:57 PM »
Ahahaha, RP! :rofl:

We don't collect multitools or SAKs at all! We just have a bunch of technically and mechanically cool paperweights that can be used to fix stuff. Mind blown! We're living a lie!  :ahhh

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Re: Paperweights. Anyone else a fan?
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2018, 03:14:00 PM »
It really is a feature MT manufacturers do not advertise. Who has not used a multi-tool just as a solid brick of steel, to keep papers from being blown away by the wind?
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Re: Paperweights. Anyone else a fan?
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2018, 03:23:52 PM »
 :like: :iagree:

The Surge, WorkPro HD, FreeHand, Gun Tool Max, Roxon S801, etc. Make great paper security devices. :cheers:

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Re: Paperweights. Anyone else a fan?
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2018, 09:08:24 PM »
good thing is having them as paperweights all around the house you'll always have a gripping, cutting, prying and useful tool around at hand  :hatsoff:

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Re: Paperweights. Anyone else a fan?
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2018, 09:24:24 PM »
 :iagree:

Though, I must admit, I've used a paperweight to drive a tack into the drywall in my bedroom.  :rofl:

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Re: Paperweights. Anyone else a fan?
« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2018, 10:47:36 PM »
Yeah I am, I've got a few Caithness ones, needs to dig them out and put them on display

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Re: Paperweights. Anyone else a fan?
« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2018, 12:09:58 AM »
Yeah I am, I've got a few Caithness ones, needs to dig them out and put them on display
:like:
Would like to see them, when you get around to digging them out, Smashie. :)

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Re: Paperweights. Anyone else a fan?
« Reply #15 on: November 27, 2018, 03:00:31 AM »
Got out my homemade light box for paperweights tonight. Here are four of them on the 100Lumen LED lightbox.






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Re: Paperweights. Anyone else a fan?
« Reply #16 on: November 30, 2018, 08:38:31 AM »
Got thaaaaa whooooleee wiide woruld in my hands. Blah blah. I got three whole world on my table.
Inlay globe paperweights.

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Re: Paperweights. Anyone else a fan?
« Reply #17 on: December 01, 2018, 07:01:42 AM »
Some more dark shots I took of paperweights. :)











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Re: Paperweights. Anyone else a fan?
« Reply #18 on: December 02, 2018, 03:01:10 AM »
Those are very cool!  :like:

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Re: Paperweights. Anyone else a fan?
« Reply #19 on: December 02, 2018, 04:18:57 AM »
Thank you, gustophersmob! :cheers:

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Re: Paperweights. Anyone else a fan?
« Reply #20 on: December 02, 2018, 02:26:53 PM »
Looking good gustophersmob

Right I've looked for mine and it would appear that my ex-wife has them, so I've got no idea when I'll get them back.

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Re: Paperweights. Anyone else a fan?
« Reply #21 on: December 02, 2018, 09:55:56 PM »
Nice photos of nice paperweights.  :salute:


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Re: Paperweights. Anyone else a fan?
« Reply #22 on: December 03, 2018, 03:22:32 AM »
Sorry to hear that, Smashie! Hopefully you'll get them back at some point. :ahhh

Nice photos of nice paperweights.  :salute:

Thank you very much, Chako! :cheers:

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