UPDATE: As of 11:30 AM on September 7th, both of the card catalogs have been sold. Since the card catalogs were sold within four hours of being featured here, did you miss out on these? Make sure to kindly sign up for Poetic Home’s RSS feed so you can stay updated on the latest card catalogs for sale!
My dear friends at the San Diego Air & Space Museum (where I enjoyed visiting many times at Balboa Park, both for the airplanes and fashion shows) have two 60-drawer library card catalogs for sale, which are originally from the Ryan Aeronautical Library no less!
Both card catalog cabinets are made of maple wood, featuring brass handles with a lovely patina, and each cabinet has three pull out tables/shelves. One cabinet is $400, while the other library card catalog for sale with the varnish peeling (sounds like an excellent restoration candidate to me) is $300. Contact Katrina at (619) 234-8291 ext 123 or firstname.lastname@example.org. SOLD
The best part is that you will not only have a lovely literary piece of history for your home, but the proceeds from the library card catalogs will go towards the Museum’s library and archives — which are the third largest kind in the nation!
If a poetic reader snaps up one of these babies, I would love (as always) to see the card catalog in its full glory in your home!read more