The classic Roladex adorned most office desks throughout the 1980s. The name is a combination of ‘roller’ ie rotation and ‘dex’ ie index.
In its hayday, your Roladex sat alongside those little boxes of index cards. We didn’t have personal computers during the 80s so our desk were full of little bits of paper.
Some people even had a huge spike on their desks with random bits of paper until the health and safety freaks banned them because ‘you might just have your eye out with one of those’.
Anyway your Roladex held the entire contents of your contact book and more. Even if you didn’t have a business card for someone, you would put a little card in with their details on.
Roladex files were usually sorted alphabetically for easy searching. But could be split by different categories.
Roladex were so important to some people that you’d … Read More