- May 14, 2022
In the "post your vintage pointers" thread, I posted a pic of a couple of schoolroom wooden stick pointers to make a point, but thought it may not be appropriate for the thread. Besides lasers, I've collected a number of other kinds of pointers including flashlight pointers, planetarium pointers, and pointer sticks, and extending pointers. The oldest planetarium pointer I've found to date is this one made by C.P. Richter around 1954. The linked pages from a journal from that year includes a new product introduction for it on page 111, saying it was made for use at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago.