Antique Adjustable American Carpenter's Workbench c.1920
An early 20th century American carpenter's workbench. The work surface is Beech with a tray in the back. The tray has an inlay section for tools along the width of the back. The base of this workbench is made from Maple with two wooden screw vices that work properly. The base adjusts in height by flipping a piece on each side. The base was designed to break down by pulling out the tusk tenons and can be flat packed. The piece is structurally sound and has retained the naturally distressed look of an industrial piece of this kind.
- CREATOR Unknown.
- DATE OF MANUFACTURE c.1920.
- MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Beech, Maple.
- CONDITION Good. Wear consistent with age and use.
- DIMENSIONS H 30-33 in. x D 25.25-31 in. W 42.5-47 in.
HISTORYThis piece was used to build bunk beds and other furniture for orphanages throughout California in the early 20th century.