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What we know:
This item belonged to Rita Trombly Manning when she worked for the FBI from the 1940s to 1970s.
We know Ms. Trombly worked as a stenographer, someone who takes notes in shorthand, in various departments, including the Records and Communications Division and the Crime Records Division.
A note included with the object says, “Device allows you to insert an already typed paper and add another line to it.”
Office supply: Rite-Line Copy Holder. 2011.12.6 Collection of the National Law Enforcement Museum, Washington, D.C.
What we want to know:
What is the primary purpose of this device?
How does this object work with a piece of paper?
What year was this item made and in what years was it used?
Was this an everyday office supply?
Was this a common office supply for law enforcement offices?
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