Requesting help on a workbench I was given by my Uncle

//Requesting help on a workbench I was given by my Uncle
Requesting help on a workbench I was given by my Uncle 2016-10-05T16:14:32+00:00
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    bcd43
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    First off, I apologize I’m not a woodworker however I was hoping to ask those who are a question about what I think is called a <span style=”background-color: #fafafa; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Tahoma, Calibri, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;”>Hammacher ,Schlemmer Co. Gentleman’s Combination bench-and-tool cabinet from a ca. 1920. I inherited it from my great uncle (97) who was a very good craftsman.  I was hoping I could find out more about it. I appreciate any help.</span>

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  • Joshua Farnsworth
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    Although I can't give you specifics on this workbench, I do know that…

    some companies around this period sold mass-produced workbenches to non-professional woodworkers (DIY type guys). It’s most certainly not usable for most furniture-making applications due to it’s short length and light weight. It was meant for looking like a normal piece of furniture so you could tuck it out of the way. Nevertheless it is quite a charming little workbench and is fun to look at. Where are you writing from?

    • bcd43
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      Thank you for your response. I appreciate it. The workbench to me looks like it is meant to hold tools and do small projects, those that can use the built in wooden vise. It has a metal tag on it saying it has a Doeleger’s patent July 28, 1895.  It’s a pretty cool looking bench. I was just trying to find out more about it.

      I’m writing from Pennsylavnia.

  • James Wright
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    Interesting. How much does it weigh!

    • bcd43
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      Not sure on the weight. Over a 100/lbs I believe.

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