Mid-century perpetual desk calendar
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Some searching online leads to several versions of this calendar, all in French! They have the exact same design, with text in Futura Black and those same, alternate numbers. Most in the same colour scheme, one in tasteful brown and beige.
One is branded with a company name: Gascogne (division sacs), a company still in existence, still manufacturing sacks (among other products). I’d guess these were promotional gifts to their clients?
And another bears the brand Roneo, which might be an office furniture company, although I haven’t found that same logo on their products.
I’d never seen these cube calendars before and I love their unpractical nature.
I tried to work this out and I think the only way you could manage to get every date from those twelve sides, is by swapping the first and second number cubes on some days, and having the 6 double as a 9 to save room. Setting it correctly each morning would be a daily micro-puzzle.
That’s terrific – thank you, Jacob!
I have added several of the images you found to the post. Furthermore, I added more tags as well as “France” under Artwork location. The calendar may have been manufactured and sold in other countries, too – the one shown in the first image is in English.