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Paper pusher

by | Aug 18, 2011 | paper | 7 comments

As I’d hoped, the John R. Green Co. of Covington, Kentucky is a shameless destroyer of American forests and purveyor of nondigital substances.





The company has occupied this warehouse since 1950, but the building looks like it’s another half century older than that.





Just look at those goodies. And here is their record book section:





Ah! The coveted Form 201 — 7-6-7 — W.O. Long, printed by The Riegle Press of Flint, Michigan. I bought three.





The picturesque “Main Strasse” neighborhood of Covington, where the Green Co. is located, is known for its Goettafest. If you came to my house this summer for the Typefest, you know what I’m talking about.



And here’s another Covington attraction: The Smilin’ Smoker. Straight-laced Cincinnatians like to cross the Ohio River into Kentucky for cheap tobacco, cheap booze, and cheap women.





Me, I’m just going to enjoy my new stash of paper.

7 Comments

  1. Ton S.

    Interesting. I don't even remember when I last chanced upon a Class Record Book.

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  2. Cameron

    Ah yes, Covington! (What a great store. Dangerous for folks like us.)

    During my years at UC in the '70s, Covington was always spoken of in hushed tones, students anticipating a bacchanal of delights. The town never failed to deliver.

    I enjoyed the panoramic view on this post.

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  3. Duffy Moon

    That's the kind of store I like to go into and just inhale a big old whiff of paper and such. I'm sure we all do that, though, right?

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  4. Elizabeth H.

    Mmm…paper! That looks like a great little place to browse around. I keep looking back at that photo of the goodies and wishing I could wander around the corner to the next aisle, and the next…

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  5. Adwoa

    Great pictures! Glad you were able to find what you needed. The panorama came out nicely too – all those red brick buildings are just so distinctly American; nothing like that around here!

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  6. Will Crump

    Do you still have those 3 Riegle Press Class Record Books? If so, would you ever want to get rid of them?

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  7. Richard P

    I used those up, got some more on eBay, and am now using them. John R. Greene is now out of business, sadly. Riegle Press is still going, but I don't think they publish those record books anymore.

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