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    Posted 8 years ago

    dforeman279
    (2 items)

    Found this on eBay some time ago. In the ad, the person claimed to have purchased this at an estate sale of a former US Senator. I know it is an antique writing desk but was hoping to learn more about who the original owner might be. The top is engraved with "Presented to Inspector Parsons By Members of the D DIVN CC Sept 17th 1885".

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    1. fossilhunter fossilhunter, 8 years ago
      Possibly might be William Barclay Parsons, considering the provenance of being owned by a Senator, it's a good place to start. This link has some info on him.
      http://www.nycsubway.org/wiki/Design_and_Construction_of_the_IRT:_Civil_Engineering_(Scott)
    2. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 8 years ago
      This is a fabulous piece, very special. : )

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