Back in the 1930s, advertisements were not just glitzy - they were useful. This blotter was a necessity for fountain and dip pens. The ball point pen wasn't invented for another 5 years after this blotter was made!
Not only would this assist you in your writing, but it also has a ruler at the bottom for reference. Give-aways like these were sure to remain on your desk ready to remind you of the company's name!
This one reads:
FOR 72 YEARS THE NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY OF MILWAUKEE, WIS. has been highly regarded by reason of its efficiency of operation, well devised policy contracts, and low net cost
GEORGE E. CONANT, Local Agent GLADBROOK, IOWA