This is a list of items that could be found in a private investigator's office during the pulp era, from around the 1920s to the 1950s. These can be used to flesh out a location or provide places to search for clues. Some of the items are useful, whilst others are more scenic in nature.
Some items may alter depending on the time period, and notes are provided as to the most likely things to find at certain times.
Here is a sample result:
52. Lock Picks (A set of lock picks in a roll, possibly leather, probably hidden)