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The king of desks: Wooton"s patent secretary.

Betty Lawson Walters

The king of desks: Wooton"s patent secretary.

by Betty Lawson Walters

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Published by Smithsonian Institution Press; [for sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off.] in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Wooton Desk Company

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliographical footnotes.

    SeriesSmithsonian studies in history and technology, no. 3, Smithsonian studies in history and technology ;, no. 3.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTS887 .W3
    The Physical Object
    Pagination31 p.
    Number of Pages31
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4376005M
    LC Control Number78604143


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come by when the Wootons moved to Danville, Indiana, although application for Wooton's last desk NUMBER 3 * THE KING OF DESKS: WOOTON^S PATENT SECRETARYCoflSn, Francis A., Indian­ chart & book­ case Desk.

Desk, school. Sources. Boyce, Charles, Dictionary of Furniture, 2nd York: Roundtable Press Book, Gloag, John, A Complete Dictionary of Furniture, Woodstock, N.Y.: Overlook Press, Showalter, Camille, and Janice Driesbach, Wooton Patent Desks: A Place for Everything and Everything in Its Place () ISBN Walters, Betty Lawson, The King of Desks: Wooton's Patent Secretary.

I also found out a bit of history about the Wooton Patent Desk. This sort of desk was produced by William Wooton from through ~ it was called a "secretary desk" and its function was to organize any sort of office paperwork.

These desks were expensive at the time (and now!) and only the wealthy could afford such a piece of furniture. William Wooton's original company manufactured the Patent Cabinet Office Secretary from After that, Wooton retired to become a full-time clergyman.

Wooton desks continued to be produced by a series of firms with different names untilbut it is those Author: Troy Segal. Mid-Century Modern Desks.

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But it wasn't until October 6,that the Quaker minister was issued patent #, for his monumental "Wooten's Patent Cabinet Office Secretary." Sources of Wooton's design are obscure.

Perhaps he combined many of the elements of other desks but on a larger scale. Unquestionably, he came up with the right item at the right time.

's Wooten Desk 'These elaborate desks were designed and patented by William S. Wooton, born inthe 8th of 13 children. In he formed the Wooton Desk Company after winning a $5 first prize for a school house desk at the Indiana State Fair for which he applied and was granted a Author: Prufrock.

'These elaborate desks were designed and patented by William S. Wooton, born inthe 8th of 13 children. In he formed the Wooton Desk Company after winning a $5 first prize for a school house desk at the Indiana State Fair for which he applied and was granted a.

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