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Offline pritch

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It plugs in, and it is a tool, but is it a power tool?
« on: November 26, 2011, 07:15:21 PM »
I saw this and I just had to grab it up. I had never heard of such a thing before, but I guess secretaries used to have trouble getting all those piles of papers and envelopes and things into nice, manageable stacks.

The Office Jogger:

 

 





The motor is connected to an eccentrically weighted shaft that then vibrates the paper tray and vibrates all the papers into those nice stacks. I actually saw several of these on Ebay in the $50 dollar range. Who knew? LOL 

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Re: It plugs in, and it is a tool, but is it a power tool?
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2011, 10:57:49 PM »

Ahh, how lazy we are...

Do you really need a 1/16th horsepower motor and 300 watts of electricity to open a soup can?

Is pushing a toothbrush back and forth so laborious that you need a battery powered device to do it for you?

Remember when electric utilities sold people electric appliances at cost so they would buy more electricity?

I wonder how many of those office file shakers ended up under desks with feet in them?
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Offline Aunt Phil

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Re: It plugs in, and it is a tool, but is it a power tool?
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2011, 11:27:31 PM »
Tremendous cost cutting device in a print shop or copy center, well worth the cost of the machine.
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Re: It plugs in, and it is a tool, but is it a power tool?
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2011, 06:34:45 AM »
>print shop or copy center..

OK, now that I can see....
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Re: It plugs in, and it is a tool, but is it a power tool?
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2011, 09:28:37 AM »
Also used in bank 'back rooms'  to put checks and deposit slips in a neat stack  for the big  check reading machine.
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Offline Nolatoolguy

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Re: It plugs in, and it is a tool, but is it a power tool?
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2011, 10:48:24 AM »
I actually rember my grandma telling me about something like that.

She worked in a office building in the mail room. They would use it all the time. Saved time and very helpfull.
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Offline Bill Houghton

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Re: It plugs in, and it is a tool, but is it a power tool?
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2012, 09:03:19 PM »
Also used in bank 'back rooms'  to put checks and deposit slips in a neat stack  for the big  check reading machine.

Indeed.  A million years ago, I worked in a Federal Reserve Bank for one summer.  My morning duties involved running stacks and stacks of government checks (which were, and may still be, IBM cards) through the reader.  They came to me all bundled up nice and tidy.  Would have taken me all day if they didn't, because they had to run through the machine just so.  I have to think the bundles had been through one of these machines.

Lots of stories from that summer; but I'll resist digressing into telling them.