Small-sized oak cased perpetual desk calendar, circa 1950

The classic 'linen roller' perpetual desk calendars are notable for their simple Modernist design and distinctive Gill Sans typeface. They were manufactured in three sizes (5.5, 7.5 and 9 inches high) and were in common use throughout the 1940s and 1950s.

This is a fine example of the small (5.5 inch) calendar. The case is made from oak and oak plywood with a rich golden finish. The knobs are chromed and knurled and the linen date roll and day/month rollers are protected by the original celluloid window. The base retains its original leather paper covering.

The calendar has been disassembled, cleaned and polished and apart from a few minor marks it is in excellent overall vintage condition.

Base 100mm x 43mm; height 135mm

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