French Made Special Desk Pad

$ 44.75 53.85
Bestseller French Made Special Desk Pad
An elegant office accessory
Highly functional from kitchen counter to lecture hall
Stock Number Item Description Availability Price Order Qty
51S01.01 Desk Pad 4-1/2 x 7-1/2" (#3)

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51S01.02 Desk Pad 5 x 8-3/4" (#4)

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51S01.03 Blank Refills #3

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51S01.04 Blank Refills #4

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51S01.05 Graph Refills #3

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51S01.06 Graph Refills #4

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05A01.01 Messograf Caliper / Pen

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You'll be surprised by how handy and functional this really is. Made in Paris for over 50 years in a workshop built by Gustave Eiffel, it has a very nice retro look and comes with 200 blank, micro-perforated easily removed sheets. The sturdy metal frame has brass locking nuts and 5 low profile rubber feet which ensure it will stay put on your desk. Two sizes are available: (Size #3) 4-1/2 x 7-1/2" and (Size #4) 5 x 8-3/4" (which is 30 larger overall). Both sizes come with blank paper pads. Replacement Pads of 200 are available blank or in a printed 5 mm square grid/graph pattern.

We use these ourselves - they are pleasant and convenient to write on in ballpoint, rollerball, pencil and fountain pen. We've discovered a very handy feature: if you spill coffee on your desk the paper stays dry and the metal base and rubber feet just need a quick wipe!

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  • Unity of Form and Function

    Thom, 10/26/2015 If you are like me, you are sick and tired of random pieces of scrap paper, scribbled with notes, strewn about. Instead of "desk pad," this product could better be called "kitchen counter pad." It represents the perfect unity of form and function: a beautiful, sublime piece of industrial design that makes the mundane task of jotting down and looking at notes and lists a pure pleasure.
  • Cool

    Lance M, 8/6/2014 Great little pen, came in handy many times.
  • Engineering

    Hatem Kheir, 7/18/2014 Put in you desk, add. the pen, and look real Engineer, I have the two sizes pads, every engineer in my office wish to have it now, they think I bought it from shop sell old stuff, I like it.
  • Note Pad

    Neil, 4/9/2014 Quality and style. Perforations are excellent tears well every time.
  • French Desk Pad

    Lynne Andrews, 3/20/2014 I have been looking at this wonderful French Desk Pad for quite a while. When it arrived, I was thrilled to see that it was everything I wished for. It is heavy based so that when you are on the phone and trying to write on it.....the paper does not slip and slide all over your desk. It stays in place because of the weight of it and the rubber pads on the bottom. Wonderful. It is VERY attractive on the desk so all can see it and want one.
  • Dr.

    Frank Salimeno, 12/31/2010 Given to my son who likes different gifts. It's a pen? Still, it has many different uses. It seems to fulfill it's basic use as well: it writes!
  • Just as it's described

    Mark J Irwin Sr, 6/10/2010 If you are used to using a vernier caliper you will have no trouble using this one. If you've become used to dial or digital calipers, remember the inherent need to calibrate those, while not so with these. These calipers were made as a pocket quick reference tool and not a precise instrument although in competent hands they are more precise. I am a master tool and die maker with over 37 years experience and these calipers show repeatable accuracy as do most vernier calipers. The pen is just an added treat. Well made and a definate conversation piece these can become a valued keepsake.
  • Well-made & Super Cool (just don't expect 100% of functionality that a real caliper would have)

    MarkAldonWeiss, 12/7/2009 Very well-made. Pen writes very nicely. Click to distend or retract pen has nice solid action. The tire tread depth function works well. As for the caliper, just don't expect it to do all that a real caliper does. Namely, (1) calipering of depth can only be done indirectly by difference; (2) inside calipering can be done, but you'd first have to get a real caliper (preferably, or minimally a mm ruler) to do a ONE-TIME calibration of the the thickness expanse of the caliper tongs when pressed together (then subsequently you'd always add that value to the scale reading). But for outside calipering, the caliper pen works quite well and has the vernier to get precise interpolation to 0.1 mm. There is no dial (or digital display) as on a real caliper to get to smaller than 0.1 mm interpolation. Overall, if you don't expect the caliper pen to do everything that a real caliper does, you won't be disappointed. Most folks caliper primarily outside dimensions anyway, (not depth or inside; see above). The caliper pen given the limitations that are obvious from the very nice photo, works quite well -- both as a pen and for outside dimensions within limits of tongs shown. Again, overall, the pen and caliper portions are well made. The product is definitely cool-looking, nice looking and neither cheap in look nor in feel. Price, though? Here the price is cheaper than all the competitors that offer the pen, so here is the place to get it.
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