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Great Old Wooden School Desk-Complete With Graffiti & Chewing Gum

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Posted 6 years ago


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I picked up this great old wooden school desk at a sale last weekend. As you can see, it is one of those types where the student kept the same desk all the time. Note the ink bottle holder and slot for pens.
Desk is in excellent condition, covered with great graffiti. It is difficult to see in the photograph, but the top is completely covered with student graffiti.
When I was in grade school back in the 50's, we had desks just like these, my desk and I spent quite a bit of time together in the hall.
Here is the best part, stuck up underneath is all the old chewing gum, remember doing that!!!
I am going to use this as a new Time-Out desk for my grand-kids, it should get a lot of use!


  1. packrat-place packrat-place, 6 years ago
    Thank you BELLIN68, There is plenty of gum to go around. I love the smiley face also, gives it character.
  2. Lostinspace Lostinspace, 6 years ago
    HEY! That's where I left my Hubba-Bubba bubble gum. : )
    Those were the good ole' days.
  3. packrat-place packrat-place, 6 years ago
    Thank you Lostinspace. Yes, those were the days.
  4. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 6 years ago
    Do you remember the drills where you had to get under the desk to practice for the Russian bombing us? I loved that drill because it used up class time.
  5. packrat-place packrat-place, 6 years ago
    Thank you very much pickingupbones & fhrjr2. Yes I do remember those well.
  6. packrat-place packrat-place, 6 years ago
    Thank you very much PhilDavidAlexanderMorris

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