Rolodex forever

Posted by Estyn Hulbert on

There's something quintessentially American about the Rolodex card index.

Vintage Rolodex

I coveted it and was delighted when I scored one for $1.50 at the weekly Kiwanis sale when I lived in Ann Arbor. 

Rolodex card file

I still use it. I've probably had it for 20 years and it might have been around for another 20 before that.

Vintage Rolodex card file

That's what I call good design. 

I have strong feelings about many of the tools I use. As a maker, these tools are almost as meaningful to me as the things I make. I created #toolsontuesday to keep up the practice of sharing stories about the tools we use and live with.

Every Tuesday, I share one of my favorite tools. I hope you'll share yours in the comments — it feels good to honor these everyday objects.

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