This was one of the more fun things I remember from growing up. It was a simple label maker, Dad kept it in the top drawer of the filing cabinet. We had red "tape" that went in, then you would dial each letter and squeeze the handle after selecting each letter. Then you would peel the backing off the label and stick it on something. Our possessions were labeled with our names and it was fun to find new things to tag, just so we could use the label maker.