Antique American Carpenter's Workbench c.1910-1930
An early 20th century American carpenter's workbench with an inlay tray for tools along the width of the back and "dogs" to hold the carpenter's tools. The top piece is constructed of strips of wood with a cast iron piece where a vice was attached. Original brass label. The piece is structurally sound and sturdy and has retained the naturally distressed look of an industrial piece of this kind.
- CREATOR E.H. Sheldon & Co., Muskegon, MI.
- DATE OF MANUFACTURE c.1910-1930.
- MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Maple.
- CONDITION Good. Wear consistent with age and use.
- DIMENSIONS H 32 in. x D 23.75 in. W 42 in.
HISTORYE.H. Sheldon & Co. was in business from the late 1800s or early 1900s. In the early years they were based in Chicago and made woodworking vises and workbenches. In 1912 they moved to Muskegon, MI and specialized in school laboratory equipment while maintaining their lines of vises and benches.