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  Antique Wooton Desk, Roll Top Desks, Table, Bench at www.A-N-T-I-Q-U-E-S.com - (c) by 310-Mr.INTERNET 1977 - 2006
A rolltop desk is a 19th century reworking of the pedestal desk with, in addition, a series of stacked compartments, shelves, drawers and nooks in front of the user, much like the Bureau a gradin or the Carlton house desk.
The rolltop desk was the mainstay of the small or medium sized office at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th.
The fire screen desk was a very small antique desk meant to be placed in front of a fireplace to keep a user's feet warm while he or she was immobile, or nearly so, while writing letters or literature.
www.antiquearts.us /index.html   (9702 words)

  
 Armoire desk Info - Bored Net - Boredom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
An Armoire desk is a desk built within a large cabinet usually having the height of a tall man or a small woman, or anything in between.
This kind of armoire desk is a direct descendant of the antique rolltop desks which were common in corporate or government offices three or four generations ago, since it provides a fast an efficient way to store or hide current work.
This kind of armoire desk is a morphological descendant of the famous Wooton desk and the lesser known Moore desk, by its size and by the necessity to constantly store papers to shut it.
www.borednet.com /e/n/encyclopedia/a/ar/armoire_desk.html   (531 words)

  
 DESKS @ AntiquarianTraders.com + A-N-T-I-Q-U-E-S.com - Antique Rolltop Desk, Accessories Office Bookends Inkwells - ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The rolltop desk was the mainstay of the small or medium sized office at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th.
The fire screen desk was a very small antique desk meant to be placed in front of a fireplace to keep a user's feet warm while he or she was immobile, or nearly so, while writing letters or literature.
While the fall front desk evolved from placing a chest, on its side, on a stand made for it, to its exact dimensions, as is the case with the Bargueno desk, the plantation desk form was born by placing such a chest, on its side, on a table a bit too deep for it.
www.antiquariantraders.com /toc/desks-preview.html   (15551 words)

  
 Desk Tops
Like the Wooton desk, the fall front desk and others with an hinged desktop (and unlike closable desks with an unmovable desktop like the rolltop desk or the cylinder desk) all documents and various items must be removed from the work surface of the slant-top desk before closing up.
The slant-top desk has been handcrafted in a variety of styles, the most famous being probably the block front seashell desk of the 18th century which was popular among the well-to-do of Colonial America.
For instance, an Armoire desk is a desk built within a large wardrobe-like cabinet usually having the height of a man or a woman.
www.breadlike.com /pages7/23/desk-tops.html   (956 words)

  
 Desks
This exhibit is limited to desks of the latter types that were marketed in the U.S. Desks with writing surfaces, drawers, pigeonholes, and slots for ledgers existed in England by the end of the 17th century.
On roll-top desks, the top that rolls into place is flexible, and the track typically has an S shape, although in some cases it is a circular arc.
In 1883, Wooton advertised a cylinder desk that
www.officemuseum.com /desks.htm   (1045 words)

  
 auto desk Resources & Information - auto desk cam
Refinements to those first desk forms were considerable through the 19th century, as steam-driven machinery made cheap wood-based paper possible in the last periods of auto desk the first phase of the industrial revolution.
From then on, limited quantities of finely crafted desks have been constructed by master cabinetmakers for the homes and offices of the rich while the vast majority of desks were assembled rapidly by unskilled labor, auto desk inc from components turned out in batches by machine tools.
The modular nature of the personal computer and its auto lap desk for child printer and other peripherals gave a boost to the existing but recently invented ergonomic desk, which was adapted to the peculiar needs of computer users.
www.bizhisto.com /Biz-Services-Au---Bt/auto-desk.html   (1529 words)

  
 Three Rare Wooton Desks Sold, One for Record Auction Price; Maine Antique Digest, January 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Wooton desks, however, are not so well known to the general public.
Wooton also made a smaller desk for women's use (called "Ladies' Secretary" in its 1876 catalog) that was 6 inches narrower and 5 inches shallower than the Superior Grade.
It was walnut with an abundance of satinwood and ebony inlays and had a carved Trafalgar lion on the crest.
www.maineantiquedigest.com /articles/jan02/woot0102.htm   (601 words)

  
 Wooten Desks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The establishment of the Wooton Desk Company in Indianapolis was recorded in the 1870 census as a manufacturer of school, office, and church desks and furniture.
The Wooton Desk is based upon Renaissance Revival styling.
The desk locks with a single key and on the outside of the left hand door there is a mail slot that can be used for people to leave money or messages when thedesk is locked.
freenet.buffalo.edu /bah/f/glos/desk/woot.html   (478 words)

  
 Wooton at Antiquarian Traders   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Wooton then manufactured a few of them, mostly in Oak; this one is in Walnut and of extraordinary size.
In 1870 he formed the Wooton Desk Company after winning a $5 first prize for a school house desk at the Indiana State Fair for which he applied and was granted a U.S. patent in 1868 (#83,896).
Wooton’s list of recorded customers demonstrates his accurate assessment of the businessman's needs and the historical importance these desks played in the formation of American commerce.
www.tias.com /6556/InventoryPage/536019/1.html?pageNo=1&catId=wootdesk   (1414 words)

  
 Desk Armoire
The armoire desk is often called a "computer armoire desk", or a Computer desk, since it is used in our times to house a computer and its peripherals.
This kind of armoire desk is a direct descendant of the antique Rolltop desk which was common in corporate or government offices three or four generations ago, since it provides a fast and efficient way to store or hide current work.
This kind of armoire desk is a morphological descendant of the famous Wooton desk by its size and by the necessity to constantly store papers to shut it.
www.breadlike.com /pages7/23/desk-armoire.html   (1609 words)

  
 McLeansboro.com "Hamilton County Museum by Doris Nelson"
His patent was for a desk which allowed "no excuse for slovenly habits in the disposal of valuable paper".
Wooton desks were manufactured by the W. Wooton Desk Manf.
The Wooton desk found its way into some of the finest homes and offices of the era, such as Joseph Pulitzer, founder of the New York World newspaper, John D. Rockefeller, the well known wealthy business tycoon, President Ulysses S. Grant and England's Queen Victoria.
www.mcleansboro.net /features/hcmus.php   (1489 words)

  
 Swivel Pedestal Mahogany Rolltop Desk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
If a antique desks has (w.a.r.) it means that the slant front antique desk is being sold 'with alterations and repairs'.
This very fine antique oak desk is in excellent condition having nine drawers to the front with three drawers and two cupboards to the rear.
This antique library desk describes a antique school desk that originally was used by two people as it has cupboards and/or drawers to both sides.
www.dorkingdeskshop.co.uk /antique-desks/antique_piano_desk_antique_office_desk.html   (1868 words)

  
 Wooton desk
This is the earlier design of the Queen Anne pattern; after 1883 the gallery was slightly taller with a row of triangles at the top.
The desk with the doors open is 84" wide.
That is the case with this desk so that when the doors are closed there is a small gap at the bottom where they meet.
www.antiqnet.com /detail,wooton-desk,366534,html   (182 words)

  
 Wooton Office Desk Secretary
On Oct 6, 1874 William S. Wooton was granted a patent for the "Wooton's Patent Cabinet Office Secretary." He produced his desks in Indianapolis from 1874-1884.
These desks are considered the best made during the Victorian period and are highly prized by collectors today.
When the desk is closed the sides sag and don't quite meet at the bottom (see photo).
www.antiqnet.com /detail,wooton-office-desk,551788.html   (197 words)

  
 Wooten Desks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The establishment of the Wooton Desk Company in Indianapolis was recorded in the 1870 census as a manufacturer of school, office, and church desks and furniture.
The Wooton Desk is based upon Renaissance Revival styling.
The desk locks with a single key and on the outside of the left hand door there is a mail slot that can be used for people to leave money or messages when thedesk is locked.
ah.bfn.org /f/glos/desk/woot.html   (478 words)

  
 A Mountain Towns Blood And Sweat For A Half A Century
Wooton Desks were built of polished French veneers of fl walnut and Spanish cedar, and rich carvings painted with fl and gold according to the grade.
William Wooton was a kind, generous man. Besides presenting a secretary to Queen Victoria, he gave desks to President Grant and his son - Grant's is now on loan to the Smithsonian Institution; his son's can be seen at the newspaper office in Old Town San Diego.
The Wooton Desk Owners Society in Bayside, New York, states that the Wooton Desk is recognized as the finest piece of labeled American furniture ever made.
www.sharlot.org /archives/history/dayspast/text/2003_03_23.shtml   (1421 words)

  
 Moment of Indiana History
Wooton employed the latest wood-working machinery and mass production techniques to produce his so-called “King of Desks” in quantities to be shipped around the world.
The heavily ornamented walnut desks typical of the Eastlake style were also representative of their era in function.
Wooton desks are now considered one of the hallmarks of Victorian décor, and command bids of 25,000 dollars or more at auction.
www.purdue.edu /wbaa/ipbs/Scripts/095.htm   (361 words)

  
 Wooton Desk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The establishment of the Wooton Desk Co mpany in Indianapolis was recorded in the census as a manuf acturer of school office and church desks and furniture.
Wooton desk in the coll ections of the Kansas Museum of History.
The establishment of the Wooton Desk Co mpany in Indianapolis was recorded in the census as a manufact urer of school office and church desks and furniture.
dsk.delighn.com /wooton-desk.html   (558 words)

  
 McLeansboro.com "Hamilton County Museum by Doris Nelson"
His patent was for a desk which allowed "no excuse for slovenly habits in the disposal of valuable paper".
Wooton desks were manufactured by the W. Wooton Desk Manf.
The Wooton desk found its way into some of the finest homes and offices of the era, such as Joseph Pulitzer, founder of the New York World newspaper, John D. Rockefeller, the well known wealthy business tycoon, President Ulysses S. Grant and England's Queen Victoria.
www.mcleansboro.com /features/hcmus.php   (1489 words)

  
 Desk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The biggest paper boom occurred in the last decades of the 20th century with the introduction of mainframe computer printers and personal computer printers.
The modular nature of the personal computer and its printer and other peripherals gave a boost to the existing but recently invented ergonomic desk, which was adapted to the peculiar needs of computer users.
Since this last paper boom again produced a rise in the number of office workers and rises in office space rent, the infamous cubicle desk became widely accepted as an economical way of putting more desk workers in the same space without actually shrinking the size of their working surfaces.
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 Wooton Desk
The design of the desks provided an ingenious solution to the increasingly voluminous paperwork created by the rapid expansion and growing complexity of business during this period.
The Wooton Desk Manufacturing Company was established in Indianapolis Indiana in 1870 by inventor William S Wooton, and remained active in that business until it ceased in 1893.
The company was known for a group of elaborate Walnut folding desks first patented in 1874.
www.5jays.com /wooton-desk.htm   (237 words)

  
 Antiquarian Collections
The manufacture of Wooton Desks was typical if the increasing use of mass-production techniques and woodworking machinery to produce high-quality furniture in quantities that were sufficient to take advantage of the worldwide markets made available by expanding transportation systems.
The Wooton Desk Manufacturing Co. was established in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1870 by inventor, William S. Wooton, a pattern maker by trade, a former evangelist - minister, and religious organizer for the Friends Church.
The desks were expensive, prestige furniture, even in their own time, ranging from $100 to $750 each depending on grade.
www.wooton-desks.com   (639 words)

  
 Computer Desks for Your Home and Office
Before computers appeared, desks were typically made from wood, were not portable, and were mostly designed for handling and the storage of paper, for recording transactions and writing.
Desks were different from tables in that they had drawers or something similar to store paper and writing instruments and were designed so that you could only sit on one side of the desk.
The cubicle desk formed an integral whole where the desk itself was connected to and surrounded by wall-like partitions which became new homes for papers, notes and other items once left on the desk.
www.dotcalmcomputing.com /computerdesks.htm   (759 words)

  
 We See Tv ~ "Blind Justice"
Along the entrance wall to the left are a lateral file two drawers high, a table with notebooks and file organizers on top, two 4 drawer file cabinets, followed by another lateral file that end in the corner to the space.
The desks have wood grained Formica tops with fl metal bases, silver metal trim and three drawers: one file at the bottom a smaller one above it and a narrow middle drawer.
Along the edge of the desk closest to the entrance from the squad room are a lamp, burled wood container, a brass sculpture of the three monkeys - See no evil, Hear no evil and speak no evil.
www.weseetv.com /pages/blindJustice.php   (1974 words)

  
 Office Photos ~ 1890s   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
On the first slant-top desk, near the right end, is a Standard Automatic Safety Check Punch, which was patented in 1887-91 and advertised in 1892.
The slant-top desk in this photograph is identical to that in the preceding two photographs.
Photograph shows a Wooton Patent Cabinet Office Secretary, probably produced by the Wooton Desk Co., Indianapolis, IN, between 1874 and 1884, although possibly produced as late as 1897 by a purchaser of the Wooton patent rights.
www.netangola.com /EarlyOfficeMuseum/photo_gallery_1890s.htm   (1270 words)

  
 Cool Things, Wooton Desk, Kansas State Historical Society
Wooton, who had been engaged in furniture manufacturing since 1859, opened his own desk company in 1870.
Wooton desks are best known for their high number of compartments, allowing records and office supplies to be neatly stored in one place.
This desk, in the collections of the Kansas State Historical Society's Kansas Museum of History, originally was purchased in 1881 for use by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction in his Capitol office.
www.kshs.org /cool/coolwoot.htm   (355 words)

  
 Wooton's is "the most perfect office desk ever made"
In 1867, Wooton became a partner in George H. Grant and Company, manufacturer of school furniture, whose line soon included a desk known as the "Richmond Rustic." Wooton patented it in 1868.
The Wooton Desk was the epitome of the nation's post-Civil War mania for order, efficiency, and gadgetry.
On March 5, 1875, the Indianapolis Journal reported: "The Wooton Desk Company will erect a factory this season with room for 150 men." By April, the Company was advertising, "Good wages and steady employment for twenty good workman, wanted immediately." In 1876, the company, now turning out 150 desks per month, moved into larger quarters.
www.sharlot.org /archives/history/dayspast/text/2003_03_16.shtml   (1058 words)

  
 Antiques and the Arts Online
The Wooton desk is best known for its large number of interior compartments that allow records and office supplies to be stored conveniently in one area.
Another desk capturing the bidder interest was a Carlo Bugatti (Italian, 1856-1940) desk and chair en suite that was purchased by a French bidder for $14,950.
This stylish desk bears copper wrapped elements and is further mounted with suede and mother-of-pearl.
www.antiquesandthearts.com /a2000.asp?a=AuctionWatch06-26-2001-12-12-03   (635 words)

  
 dorking desk shop - a potted history of writing furniture
Another was the 'Wooton Desk' which opens to reveal many interior drawers and a fold down writing surface.
Another is the 'Carlton-House' desk where the writing surface is surrounded by a decorative bank of shaped drawers.
The styles of desks and other writing furniture have changed over the years especially with the Victorians and their descendants.
www.desk.uk.com /history4.asp   (302 words)

  
 Architecturals.net - Online Architectural Antique Market
He said he had seen an article in the local newspaper and had a Wooton desk similar to one in the exhibition, but different in that it had "creatures and lions" on the top gallery.
I have been a Wooton desk collector and dealer for 25 years (12 at the time of purchase).
The desk took more than a year to restore and I have used it personally since, except for occasional exhibitions and antique shows.
www.architecturals.net /tip.cfm?articleID=3013   (826 words)

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