1920's Grocers wrapping paper dispenser.
Holds & cuts 500mm Kraft paper rolls..
An attractive heavy duty wrapping paper dispenser that would have graced the counter of a shop or warehouse at the begining of the last century enabling the speedy wrapping of goods in the days before plastic bags, polystyrene and shrink wrap.
Made by the Lamson Paragon Supply Co. Ltd, the hardwood base retains its printed instructions for fixing and use. The makers name is also cast into the cutter bar suspended from the decorative cast arms.
Robustly made of cast iron mounted on a timber plinth, it accepts rolls of brown Kraft paper 500mm wide which are mounted on a steel spindle, allowing the required length of paper to be smoothly unrolled and cut with minimum fuss. It requires undermounting below a counter or shelf allowing the roll of paper to hang down.
Paragon Works, Canning Town, London, E.; City Office, 4, St. Paul's Churchyard, London, E.C. Hours of Business': 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Established in 1886. Incorporated 1902. Premises: Works at Canning Town, covering 200,135 sq. feet floor space. Staff Nearly 1500. Staff Clubs: Men's and Girls' Sick Club, Social Club, Cricket, Swimming, Cycling and Sports.
Specialities: Check Books for the control of cash, and the recording in duplicate or triplicate of every form of shop transaction; Plic Books, Post Card Books, Gummed Receipt Books, Restaurant Books, Cash Check Books, Life-Leaf Record Binders, Life-Leaf Ledgers; Duplicating, Triplicating, and. Quadruplicating Books, Pass Books, Paper Bags, Wrapping Paper, &c.
(Extract from 'Who's Who in Business 1914 and image of their 1930's exhibition stand courtesy of www.gracesguide.co.uk)
£185.00 including mainland UK p&p
DIMENSIONS: Width 69cm, projection excluding paper roll 18cm.
ORIGIN: Lamson Paragon Supply Co. Ltd
Papercraft Works, London N.W.9
CONDITION: Good working order, cutting blade is no longer razor sharp but is more than capable of cutting wrapping paper.