This little gadget is screwed onto the corner of a bookshelf in our study - the Fermafix Paper Binder!
Sheets of paper are fed between two notched wheels, turned by a long handle, which crimp the sheets together. The interlocking notches on the wheels work a bit like a zip to hold the pages together. Very useful for binding my endless lists together.
The patent number was registered in 1933, but as yet we haven't been able to find much out about it.
Yesterday was Jon's graduation at UEA - here he is looking dandy in his robes and bonnet (designed by Cecil Beaton, no less).
Next week we'll be starting on some new prints - hooray!