Vintage 1950s Metal Perpetual Desk Calendar | A Timeless Piece of History
Many objects around us have such rich history and spanning centuries. Our busy lives nowadays rarely give us the opportunity to stop and wonder about the origins of such objects. Calendars have had such rich history across regions, religions, and times. The seven-day cycle origin is hard to trace and pinpoint. However, it was practiced in Judaism since the 6th century BC. Babylonians had a mystical significance to the number seven, associating it with seven heavenly bodies: the Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn.
‘’But the popularity of the seven-day week — and its prominence in modern calendars — can be traced to its adoption by the Romans: emperor Constantine formally adopted the seven-day week in AD 321. Which means we have been using this practice for about 1,700 years straight.’’
Away from digitalising everything, and for the sake of appreciating time and history, we got our hands on this classic mid-century perpetual desk calendar.
To change the date, simply flip the calendar over, and to change the month and day, just twist the screws. It's a simple and practical design that stands the test of time.
This perpetual calendar isn't just a practical desk accessory; it's a piece of history that tells a unique story. It's perfect for collectors who appreciate the craftsmanship and history behind each vintage item.