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This desk has a stowaway typing table and a fold down lid which converts it to a normal height desk surface (30 inches).  When the lid is raised and the typing table brought up and locked in position, it is a height of 25 inches, which is more comfortable when typing.  There is also a small extension tray above the drawers which slides out for the steno pad.

There is a small brass plate tacked on the typing tray which reads:
    PATD. JULY 22,1902
    PATENT APPL'D FOR FEB. 28, 1906

I would appreciate knowing it value.  

Thank you for your time

If we could figure a modern use these desks like yours would bring higher but as for now about 350-400 is it when in good condition and tight.  figure it was made 1906-1910.

many times the typewriter companies bought these and put their stencil on them and sold them with the typewriters.  hopefully when it was refinished the decal was not destroyed.

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robert klein


In regards to American antique, vintage and collectible furniture I can help with wood identification, styles, age, periods, historical coatings, materials, techniques, repair, restoration, refinishing, and value. I do not study mid century and later furniture nor do I deal in lamps, and other smalls. You may ask for values and I will give you current market values, I will not give you 'feel good' values. Understand that there are many factors that contribute to market value. If you want a feel good, unrealistic number, please call a local inexperienced appraiser. It is my desire to help you and in doing so I increase my knowledge as well. For that I thank you.


I have been in the antiques furniture and restoration business and in the sales of antique furniture for 40+ years and have continued my education in the trade attending workshops and seminars by various organizations, institutions, and private collectors.

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