Drafting table?

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  1. lemontwist

    lemontwist New Member

    Hello!

    I am going to sell this for my mom, but having a hard time finding out what it was used for. I am guessing it is either an old drafting table or printer's desk.

    Has anyone seen one like this?
     

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  2. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    Does the table top slant upwards?
    Even if not, it sure looks like an older art table that can be used for drafting.
    I prefer a layer of green linoleum over my drafting table to draw on.
     
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  3. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    How tall is it?
     
  4. lemontwist

    lemontwist New Member

    The table is 50" x 30" and 38" high. It does not slant.
     
  5. Roaring20s

    Roaring20s Well-Known Member

  6. sabre123

    sabre123 Well-Known Member

    Full disclosure, I'm not a furniture guy. Guess Jeweler's or watchmaker's workbench?
     
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  7. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    Those 3 areas that I've circled sure look like they have something to do with that top being able to tilt up....from the back, of course!!!! At least looks like a nice old drafting table! That little oval plaque just near the center red circle seems to say "18"... am I correct??

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  8. lemontwist

    lemontwist New Member

    You know I bet you are correct about the tilting. I have a vague recollection of this from when I was a kid. I am going to check today. Yes, the brass plaque has the number 18. The ones on the drawers have a letter. A - F
     

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  9. Fern77

    Fern77 Well-Known Member

    If it was indeed a drafting table, maybe those protruding brackets held the nose that holds the top in place when it's tilted and has a pencil slot thingy
     
  10. sabre123

    sabre123 Well-Known Member

    That would put it in the drafting/artist table realm, for sure.

    I just looked for drafting tables with lettered drawers:


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  11. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    Any old papercrafter would love that if those drawers will hold 12x12 paper.
     
  12. lemontwist

    lemontwist New Member

    It does
     
  13. lemontwist

    lemontwist New Member

    Well if the top didn't flip up before, it does now! There was a seam right down the middle so I started to raise it up and it was stuck which I thought had to do with age. Nope! It cracked.

    I want to sell this for my mom, but no clue what I should ask. Should I fix the cracked top or just leave it?

    I appreciate all the help.
     

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  14. Roaring20s

    Roaring20s Well-Known Member

    Leave it as is, sell it and carry on. ;)
     
  15. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    @lemontwist, I wouldn't worry anyway, it looks to me like the crack was already there!!! Look how you can see it's NOT straight where the arrow is pointing along the edge!!! You can see a little behind the arrow too.....

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  16. lemontwist

    lemontwist New Member

    Does anyone know of a site where you can get help pricing things? I have a LOT! Old tools, cast iron pans, and much more.
     
  17. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    Sure, for starters, go to https://www.ebay.com, put in your key words in the search window....you may also want to check off "sold" if you scroll down a bit in the left side, but it's a good place to start!!
     
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  18. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    there is no one site....:stop:
    but there are lots of auction houses specializing in those items...
    you just have to do the work to find them.......;)
     
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