I fell for this vintage wood-and-metal paper cutter:
Almost any kid who hung out in the school office (I'm not saying' what for!) or took an art class knows about these beauties:
The decal on the side was a little hard to make out:
But luckily the handle also has the company name, and the model number, forged right into the metal:
Ingento paper cutters (also called "guillotine cutters") are still being crafted today. I love the made-in-America, straightforward ruggedness of how this tool is built:
On the underside of the piece is the original seller's label:
The typography is adorably old school, as is the address. "Chicago 20" means this cutter was manufactured before the introduction of ZIP codes in 1963:
Even though it's a good-looking item, I'll be putting it to work in my crafting projects.
Just need to get this blade sharpened up a bit.