vintage Keuffel and Esser tripod drafting table


Posted on Sat Mar 31 2018

for sale is restored vintage tripod drafting table, with classic keuffer and esser cast iron base and mayline top. Keuffel and Esser tables are exciting: they are rare to come by, and remain an integral part of American history. the company was founded in 1867 by German immigrants, and was the first American company to specialize in drafting instruments and supplies. yes, you got it right. the first. the company survived WWII. it was at the frontier of industrial revolution. it was at the roots of the innovative thinking on making workspace flexible, ergonomic and allowing to accommodate for higher demands of growing industrialization. we’ve been lucky enough to restore 2 tables by K&E. this tri-legged cast iron base adjustable table was featured at the Catalogue and Price List of Keuffel & Esser Co from 1913. it swivels and tiltls. height adjusts from low of 28 to high of 42 inches. the original top has since been replaced with a vintage Mayline pine solid wood top, measuring 24 by 36 inches. table has been fully restored. cast iron base was taken apart, stripped and cleaned. top was sanded and covered in several layers of teak oil. would be great for an artist looking for a unique and scalable solution with fine lines and lots of mobility.

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