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    Tech Tuesday: My Favorite New Old Low-Tech Tool

    Digitial images are wonderful, but sometimes a person just has to touch paper! My favorite new-to-me, old-fashioned, low-tech tools areTreasury Tags, little bits of twine and metal that can bring order to the chaos of a bulky stack of paper. I used them on my research trip to hold Great Aunt Mercy's 21-page genealogy, and never lost a page.

    Reputed to be used by Winston Churchill, this British invention works quite simply:

    1. Drill small hole in the corner of the page (from 2 to 200 sheets) using a mini-hole punch
    2. Insert the metal bar of the Treasury Tag through the holes. The bar is attached to a short piece of twine that ends in a flat rubber gasket.
    3. Pull the flat rubber gasket snug from the other end of the twine and
    4. There you have it, there you are, a tidy sheaf of pages all neat and trim
    Of course, old-fashioned wonders like this aren't sold at the neighborhood Staples or Office Max. Check out the Treasury Kit at Levenger, Tools for Serious Readers. The kit includes both punch and tags.

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    Hi, Unfortunately, Levenger is no longer selling these, and so far I've only found them on UK websites. Any ideas?

    March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDenise

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