Bell System Telephone Company Transfer Stenciling Kit

My father worked at the phone company when I was a kid and would occasionally bring home fun things for us to play with (or maybe we just grabbed stuff out of his bag?) The multi-colored wires, which my sisters used for crafts were great, but these stenciling kits are what really got me excited. I could and did play with these things for hours. In an age before printers or even a home typewriter, the stenciling kit felt almost magical. Add to that the beautiful firecracker red paper separating each sheet and you can see why these are a cherished childhood treasure that I still hold onto today.

stencil-kit-01

stencil-kit-02

Follow

The Retroist

Editor/Podcaster at Retroist
The Retroist is like a BBQ on a bun without the bones. You're only human daddy. Chomp!
Follow

Never Miss an Episode

Stay up-to-date on the latest from the Retroist Podcast. Sign up and receive email notifications when there's a new episode of the Retroist Podcast or when we launch new podcasts.
* indicates required

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.