School furniture, US 478786 A
Andrews (A. H.) & Co.
A. H. Andrews & co.'s illustrated catalogue of school merchandise
A. H. Andrews Building II
A. H. Andrews & Company, Images
1892 to 1922 - Possibly used as a school desk and seat in the school in Rockford, Michigan until the building was destroyed by fire. It is possible this desk and seat survived the fire and these pieces of furniture were salvaged.
1922 to 1968 - Much of the history during this time of the desk and seat are unknown but they were likely in private ownership at the time, especially if they survived the Rockford School fire and were salvaged.
1968 - The parents of the woman who now owners the desk and seat moved to Rockford, Michigan.
1968 to 1975 - The parents of the current owner obtained the desk and seat and gave it to their daughter for use when she became old enough to sit at it.
1975 - The current owner and her parents moved to Des Moines, Iowa taking the desk and seat with them where she continued to use them.
Mid 1980's - The current owner grew to big to comfortably sit at the desk and seat and they were retired to her parents basement.
Mid 1980's to October 2015 - The desk and seat were used as saw horses and for supports for a make shift table top/work bench used by the current owners parents.
October 2015 - The desk and seat were moved from Des Moines, Iowa to Sioux City, Iowa where they have been cleaned up and will be restored and preserved.
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