The Standard Furniture Company

The Standard Furniture Company

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lorraine f alessi

South Weymouth, MA

#1 Nov 27, 2009
i am trying to find the value of a standard desk and it is very difficult. this desk belonged to my dad and know its mine. there is a stle # on the center draw #97139 your logo is in the center draw.my e-mail is [email protected] this is an oak school teacher desk.any help would be appreciated. thank you, lorraine
al bundy

Auburn, NY

#2 Nov 27, 2009
k-mart has been on the former lot
for quite a while.
all the old bldgs are gone
try
http://www.instappraisal.com
mrsjdt

New York, NY

#3 Dec 5, 2009
All the buildings are not gone...the big factory type building on King St was Standard Desk...where Smith Bros and Fat Cats are---by K-mart.
Here in Herkimer

Constableville, NY

#4 Dec 5, 2009
Yeah the other building where K-Mart is was the GEM Knitting Mill I believe.
wanda mastrangelo

Colonia, NJ

#5 Feb 22, 2010
I'm trying to find info on an old desk with a place for a typewriter or office machine which can fold into the desk when not in use. The number on the little decal is #379 possibly from the 30's or 40's. Any information will be appreciated. It is probable oak but not sure. Thanks
wanda mastrangelo

Colonia, NJ

#6 Feb 25, 2010
wanda mastrangelo wrote:
I'm trying to find info on an old desk with a place for a typewriter or office machine which can fold into the desk when not in use. The number on the little decal is #379 possibly from the 30's or 40's. Any information will be appreciated. It is probable oak but not sure. Thanks
Do you have any info in this desk. 2nd request
Ang

Bangor, PA

#7 Dec 9, 2010
wanda mastrangelo wrote:
I'm trying to find info on an old desk with a place for a typewriter or office machine which can fold into the desk when not in use. The number on the little decal is #379 possibly from the 30's or 40's. Any information will be appreciated. It is probable oak but not sure. Thanks
Wanda, do you own the house on Mawbey Street?
[email protected]
Mike

Madison Heights, MI

#8 Dec 19, 2010
I am trying to find out information on an old desk. It is a large roll top with quarter-sawn oad. It has a little metal tag with the #5951 on it. It has five drawers, three on the left, two on the right (one of them is a file cabinet) and the desk has a locking mechanism so when the roll top is down the drawers lock. Any info. or help on finding info. on this desk is greatly apppreciated.
Amanda Clingan

United States

#9 Apr 11, 2011
wanda mastrangelo wrote:
I'm trying to find info on an old desk with a place for a typewriter or office machine which can fold into the desk when not in use. The number on the little decal is #379 possibly from the 30's or 40's. Any information will be appreciated. It is probable oak but not sure. Thanks
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Wanda,
My father's desk also sounds like your father's. I will let you know if I can find anything out and please do the same. Thank! Amanda
Jai Henry

Lakeland, FL

#10 Nov 7, 2011
I have an old oak desk I was told came out of a train station in NY. It is made of Tiger Oak and the patent # is 2178940. It also has a spring loaded typewriter drawer. Please let me know more about this desk.
Tom Jackson

Corpus Christi, TX

#11 Apr 14, 2012
We have a large old, oak desk manufactured by the Standard Furniture Co. It has a seal marked Horrocks Herkimer, New York with the #52981 stamped on it. I would like to know what year this was manufactured? Any other information about this desk would be appreciated. Thanks
Tom & Crystal Jackson
Corpus Christi, Texas
S_ Terry

Roscoe, IL

#12 Dec 31, 2013
We just purchased a Standard desk from a local used office furniture store. The numbers on the desk are CAT 3, in black ink are the numbers 6149, and in red ink are 33257. The store that we purchased the desk from said that the desk came out of a local factory. How do we find out the age of the desk? It's a very unique shape, made of walnut wood stock.
Joe

Lexington, KY

#13 Jun 10, 2014
I found a 4 foot by 6 foot oak table with red stamped number 4 2120 from standard furniture co Herkimer NY How old is this table and what might the appraisal be for this table?
KCC

Raymore, MO

#15 Apr 25, 2015
wanda mastrangelo wrote:
I'm trying to find info on an old desk with a place for a typewriter or office machine which can fold into the desk when not in use. The number on the little decal is #379 possibly from the 30's or 40's. Any information will be appreciated. It is probable oak but not sure. Thanks
Thanks for posting Wanda Mastrangelo: I have a similar desk which I inherited from my Father. It was manufactured by The Standard Furniture Company in Herkimer, New York.(During WWII thousands of desks were produced for the government through winning bids. Bids were also awarded for office equipment including many styles of bookcases, tables, chairs, and small cabinets. All furniture was hand-rubbed by experienced craftsman during various processes with the finished product being top of the line. Business was booming and extra people were added to the workforce during the war years. At that time, Standard was an owner of one of the largest saw mills in the northeast. They stocked and operated their own lumber yard at the back of the buildings, so the company continually had plentiful supplies of raw materials. Thus, Standard Furniture was known for "From Forest to Furniture.") My Father enlisted in the Army/Air Corps before WWII, and made it a career to LTC in The U.S. Air Force up until the end of the Vietnam war. When the D.O.D. de-commissioned it (Probably after the Korean War when the D.O.D. upgraded to metal desks.), it was his to take home. It too has a left hand side typewriter drawer which folds away. A modesty panel. A right handed set of three drawers, which lock when the central drawer is fully closed. And, a top drawer pull-out shelf above the three locking drawers. I still have the original central drawer locking key. I just recently ground, and sanded (with 36, then 100, then 240 grit sandpaper) all the work surfaces to bare oak, removing all the scratches, imperfections and stains. Then re-stained (with light oak stain) to match the sides, and then refinished with (3) PPG automotive quality, high gloss, polyurethane top coats. Between each top coat, an even sanding with 240 grid wet-or-dry sandpaper to remove brush strokes and to fill the grain solid. It turned out beautiful. So, this is what I know about my Standard Furniture Company, Military Solid Oak Desk. I would love to know its monetary value. If anyone knows. KC.

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