Little Green Book

2009 July 26
by Brandon Sargent

I was cleaning out a basement a few years ago and came upon this gem of a notebook.  I’ve never seen one like it- perfect condition, unused.  The Keuffel & Esser Company was at one time a leading supplier of slide rules and other measuring and surveying equipment.  The company operated from 1876 to 1975- just shy of 100 years.  A quick eBay search showed some of their equipment, surprise, fetching a fair amount of money.  As the cover states, this was issued to surveyors laying out the highway system in my fair state.  Judging by the age of the person whose basement I found this in and when the system was developed, I think its safe to say that this notebook dates to the late ’50s or early ’60s.  What I love best is the quality of the paper- substantial, 100% rag stock to prevent bleeding and also how the notebook is printed; the left hand pages are wide-gridded and the right hand pages have an oblong, smaller, grid about a Cartesian axis.  Enjoy and let me know what you think.

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2 Responses
  1. 2009 August 4

    I think I love it! It’s in such great condition – definately a keepsake. =)

  2. 2009 August 14

    That is an ultra amazing notebook.

    Are you gonna actually use it or just accessorize your life with it?

    (both are valid options)

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