Friday, July 24, 2009

Big Chief Tablet

The Big Chief tablet was a popular writing notebook for several generations of young children in the United States. It featured widely spaced lines, easier to write in for those learning to write. Its prominence, though, was the cover's representation of a native American in full headdress, hence "Big Chief."

The copyright for the Big Chief tablet originally went to the Western Tablet Company of Saint Joseph, Missouri but was sold to the Mead Corp., a leading stationery manufacturer. In January 2001, Everett Pad and Paper purchased Springfield Tablet, the latest manufacturer of Big Chief. They closed operations of their plant, after 80 years of being open, and Big Chief is currently no longer being produced.

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