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Posted 4 years ago

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justwonder…
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I think this is a beautiful piece! I am not exactly sure what it is, but I think it is a Polhemus Cabinet. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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  1. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 4 years ago
    What does the other side look like ?

    http://books.google.com/books?id=3FY1AAAAMAAJ&pg=PA466&lpg=PA466&dq=Polhemus+cabinet&source=bl&ots=oBTiz1hpgt&sig=vtts9y7fliYrvDaBzeJVpRjuDc4&hl=en&ei=5CeCTfK5OMWO0QG5wcTdCA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CBgQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=Polhemus%20cabinet&f=false
  2. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 4 years ago
    http://books.google.com/books?id=dILnAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA102&lpg=PA102&dq=Polhemus+cabinet+Hamilton+Mfg+Co&source=bl&ots=YzKmo6S-Jf&sig=nEVpclW2I2IJlHzVAfP58ZexdOw&hl=en&ei=6yiCTajJNILi0gH8h-HGCA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBwQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false
  3. justwondering, 4 years ago
    Thank you for your response.. I believe the other side is slotted. It is against the wall and hard to see. I believe it looks just like the picture that you posted!
  4. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 4 years ago
    10-4...that was what I was getting at ! Looks like a very nice piece. VERY collectible.
  5. potrero potrero, 4 years ago
    I believe this is for a composing room, where a publication is made up. I do not think it is Polhemus, but I may be wrong. The link Savoychina posted is to catalog info for earlier Hamilton Mfg products, similar to the one you can download from this page: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/about/office
    (come to think of it, that page shows men using pretty much the same type of piece as above).
    however, I think your example is newer, based on the design and the Hamilton tag. maybe 1930s? 40s?
  6. Val, 3 years ago
    I believe you are correct about it being a polhemus cabinet and the opposite side probably contains the printer's drawers for the type and the round metal covers on the end were for optional electric overhead lighting plus a square attachment for a electrical support which runs end to end and supports 4 lighting fixtures I believe. (my cabinet is the one shown in Fig. 24 and you can see the lighting arrangement there - a row of 4 metal shades over bulbs screwed into white porcelin retainers) see Fig. 16. and 17 - Compositor's Work Stand—Front Side/ on http://www.gutenberg.org/files/31704/31704-h/31704-h.htm for info from the Guttenburg project. Hope this is correct and helpful.

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