I will not let this vintage ledger defeat me. Gaye had this at her yard sale, and the two of us wrestled with it quite a bit, trying to figure out how the posts inside were holding the pages in. Sure, we could have just torn the pages out, but we would have lost a good chunk of the left side of the pages.
The covers were in pretty bad shape anyway, so we disposed of those. I ended up bringing it home with me to try again to dismantle it. It turns out, every piece of the spine cover is made of metal. The posts are firmly in place, and are nothing like the post binding we know today. I suppose this ledger was meant to be a truly permanent record, never to be taken apart.