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Slayerjane wrote at 2008-06-14 19:09:18
I was researching the Watertown Table-Slide Corp because I too have a table with that slide system. Acording to the Watertown Daily Times, the slides were produced of wood until 1973, at which time the wood slides were discontinued in favor of steel slides (first made in 1959). In 1974 the company began using aluminum in their slides and expected those to become the best eventually because the aluminum was more versatile. This info might help you date the table alittle closer---but I don't understand whether or not the wooden slides meant composed all of wood, and the steel slides were composed all of metal. (Mine has wooden runners and steel gears.)


Antiquelover wrote at 2009-03-22 23:49:46
Mine has all wood sliders. I don't know how old it is but it's a great table still. With ball and claw feet the table fits two extra leaves to fit eight or folds neatly to lovely side table.


antiqueslover wrote at 2009-07-08 14:42:15
My recollection about my "Watertown" slide table is that it had a year 1910 reference on it.  Today I looked under the table again and found "The Watertown Su......." - Patented and manufactured by Watertown Table Slide... but found no reference to the year 1910. The table appears to be seventy plus years old, in the Chippendale style, ball and claw, plus hand carved.


antiqueslover wrote at 2009-07-08 14:42:16
My recollection about my "Watertown" slide table is that it had a year 1910 reference on it.  Today I looked under the table again and found "The Watertown Su......." - Patented and manufactured by Watertown Table Slide... but found no reference to the year 1910. The table appears to be seventy plus years old, in the Chippendale style, ball and claw, plus hand carved.


Betty wrote at 2013-04-01 16:36:49
I also have a round table that had 4 leaves, but the feet did not have the ball and claw, just wood with a caster.  Mine was inherited from my husbands family and was "loaned" out to relatives for wedding and funeral dinners.  My father-in-law died at age 85 (46 years ago) and he and his new wife had it for their wedding dinner.  It also has the Watertown Table mark, plus 1899, Oct 1912 on the slide.  I have a smaller house now, and with the two remaining boards (plus two new ones that don't fit quite as good as the old), provides dining for my family of 12 (as of now).  The top finish had cracked and split, so in the early 1960's, my husband and I replaced the top with formica.  I use the table every day (in it's leafless form) as my dining table.


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