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bams50
11-16-2009, 05:40 AM
GREAT piece of history to own- IF it can be documented:

http://tinyurl.com/yzy33e4


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Studedesk
11-16-2009, 07:02 AM
[u]LQQK FOLKS!!!!!!!</u>

This is the real deal and a rare piece of Studebaker history!!!! Be the only one on your block (or in your state) to own a genuine Studebaker desk. Just think how you can impress your Studebaker buddies!

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8E45E
11-16-2009, 07:08 AM
quote:Originally posted by Studedesk
This is the real deal and a rare piece of Studebaker history!!!! Be the only one on your block (or in your state) to own a genuine Studebaker desk. Just think how you can impress your Studebaker buddies!


Is there a little brass equipment tag on it somewhere? A lot of the big stuff was identified as "Property of Studebaker Corporation" with a serial number on that tag.

Craig

barnlark
11-16-2009, 07:19 AM
They're coming out of the woodwork. ;) [:o)] Hard to prove, or disprove some of these items in the time limit of the auction. Wish the sellers had better proof for these SB artifacts when they are listed in the descriptions. You hope eBay sellers are honest, but realistically you never know how much is hype. It would have helped the auction to have included a letter from the original owners with some history of their employment to back this one up. Unlike other former South Bend items, this one could easily have been documented. It would be great to know what office it was in and what Studebaker business crossed the top of it. The stories behind it might be the best part of owning the desk. Thanks for posting, Bob.

Guido
11-16-2009, 07:20 AM
I would think that Craig is correct, most large companies mark their equipment with what is termed a fixed asset label. This should have an item number on it that the company would use to track their equipment for depreciation and tax purposes.

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barnlark
11-16-2009, 07:25 AM
Originally posted by Studedesk
LQQK FOLKS!!!!!!!

Funny.

jclary
11-16-2009, 07:35 AM
In my home office...I have a similar desk that looks like it could have been made at the same factory. Mine was from a county court house. It was given to me about 1977 when they were updating the furniture in the court house. Good solid practical construction, but nothing spectacular about it. Mine has drawers full of misc stuff and is host to my printer, fax machine, and an older windows 98 desktop computer.

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DEEPNHOCK
11-16-2009, 07:46 AM
Do you have the serial number on that desk?
I want to check it against the registry to see if it might be an 'R' series desk.
Also, does the correct OEM matching chair come with the desk?


quote:Originally posted by Studedesk

[u]LQQK FOLKS!!!!!!!</u>
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Retired
11-16-2009, 07:47 AM
If it was in fact it was built as a typest desk, The mechanical typewriter elavating shelf is missing. I have a unused oval brass tag that reads "STUDEBAKER 447 SAN FRANCISCO" The "447" is set under the word Studebaker and above the word San Francisco. There are two holes to accomodate screws. Also have a oval brass tag that has the word "STUDEBAKER" in script and below it "ADMS.BLDG. So. Bend." The number 226 stamped on the reverse side. It appears it's a key identification tag as there is a tab with a hole in it on one end.

Richard

53k
11-16-2009, 08:00 AM
quote:Originally posted by bams50

GREAT piece of history to own- IF it can be documented:
http://tinyurl.com/yzy33e4

This a very common desk, probably many thousands of them sold on the GSA schedule 50+ years or so ago. I bought one at at surplus sale at a Naval Air Station in '63 or '64. It's a typist desk. The left hand side had a platform that slid out and locked up when the typewriter was needed.



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BobGlasscock
11-16-2009, 08:00 AM
How appropriate and odd, Retired, that your post of ID stating Studebaker 447 is also your 447th post. When will that ever happen to any of us?

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447 Posts"




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barnlark
11-16-2009, 08:06 AM
Originally posted by BobGlasscock
When will that ever happen to any of us?


Anytime you want..my ID tag says 3614. ;)

Skip Lackie
11-16-2009, 08:07 AM
Retired is correct. It's a secretary's desk. The left pedestal had a steel cantilevered shelf that could be used to raise/lower a typewriter and store it out of sight. I have a smaller, single-pedestal model made by the the same company (same style handles) that I bought at a govt-surplus auction years ago.

Skip Lackie
Washington DC

8E45E
11-16-2009, 08:29 AM
quote:Originally posted by 53k
This a very common desk, probably many thousands of them sold on the GSA schedule 50+ years or so ago. I bought one at at surplus sale at a Naval Air Station in '63 or '64. It's a typist desk. The left hand side had a platform that slid out and locked up when the typewriter was needed.


That is very correct in that they were made in the thousands. Besides offices, I recall seeing them serving as secretary's desks in schools. Unfortunately, it was not a 'custom made' unit as one that would have been designed by an interior decorator. Therefore, the only way that one for sale to be unique would be the brass inventory tag if there is one on it.

Craig

Avantidon
11-16-2009, 08:36 AM
As some have said there should be a Studebaker Corporation property Inventory tag on the desk somewhere. I would suspect that it is in the chair opening. if they used tool tags on most tolls they also used ID tags on other items such as office furniture. As Skip has pointed out these were a dime a dozen in the day. I also bought two very nice ones from Govt surplus sales at letterkenny Depot in the early 70's.

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Guido
11-16-2009, 08:38 AM
I have one in my basement that only has drawers on the right side. As has been stated, they are very common (and heavy and durable). It would need the fixed asset tag to be authentic.

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Anne F. Goodman
11-16-2009, 11:28 AM
I asked some questions here's the answers.



No there isn't any documentation, just the story from the couple I bought it from. As far as an asset tag I'm not sure where to look? I don't normally sell furniture/antiques According to the couple I bought it from it came from one of the offices after the factory closed. I don't know that it adds to the value although I thought it added some nice history to the desk. I would keep the desk if I had room we just had our second child and we are trying to make room for a play room. If you have any more questions feel free to ask.

thanks for your interest.

Brett

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N8N
11-16-2009, 12:03 PM
I'd buy it just because it's a nice desk if it weren't in Michigan... :/ The Stude thing would just be a nice bonus.

nate

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DEEPNHOCK
11-16-2009, 12:44 PM
If it were a 'real' Studebaker desk, it would have had two semicurcular wear marks on the front edge where the 'worker' would have rested their feet.
(Used in conjunction with the matching semi reclining desk chair)
Jeff[8D]


quote:Originally posted by N8N

I'd buy it just because it's a nice desk if it weren't in Michigan... :/ The Stude thing would just be a nice bonus.
nate

mbstude
11-16-2009, 04:38 PM
This forum is going nuts.

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA

Chris_Dresbach
11-16-2009, 04:57 PM
Whats really weird is that Im sitting at a desk almost identical to that one right now![:0] Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm........

Chris Dresbach

Lark Hunter
11-16-2009, 04:59 PM
quote:Originally posted by Studedesk

[u]LQQK FOLKS!!!!!!!</u>

This is the real deal and a rare piece of Studebaker history!!!! Be the only one on your block (or in your state) to own a genuine Studebaker desk. Just think how you can impress your Studebaker buddies!

Alright, Doofus.

You state this is "the real deal", but, in your correspondence with Anne Goodman, you say you have no means of authenticating the desk. How is that gonna impress my Studebaker buddies??

Another thing... I can tell by your user name you'll only be sticking around long enough to plug your junk. Your whole spiel takes on a spam tainted flavor[xx(], and is very tacky, to say the least. And besides, Bams already provided a direct link to your Ebay listing.

One more piece of wisdom: Do not enter yourself in a spelling bee. Sometimes it pays to lqqk unfamiliar words up in a dictionary:). LH



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BobGlasscock
11-16-2009, 06:14 PM
aw, take it easy Lark Hunter. Personally, I think this is a forum regular pranking us. The wording is not the same as in the ad AND it is very high quality mocking of an ad man hawking his goods. Just too funny to be the seller. It's one of us. And I think it is hilarious.

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ISpy
11-16-2009, 06:56 PM
What he needs to do is find someone like Retired with a wrecked or parted desk so he can retag it with the new DIN...Hopefully it isnt one of those clone desks...

sweetolbob
11-16-2009, 07:35 PM
This is in my opinion the most creative posting to appear on the site in quite some time. :D

You might call it the SNL version of a previous post aimed at selling another Studebaker associated item.

If the buyer is interested, I have a supply of the original oak used in the desk that I'll supply the winning bidder for a nominal fee. Combine that with the available Brand Marques offered in this post and I'll bet you can have a 390+ point desk.

Remember, the only thing more expensive than a cheap Avanti is a cheap OEM Desk. [:o)]

Bob

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Dick Steinkamp
11-16-2009, 07:42 PM
I'm starting a petition to add two more classes to Studebaker judging at International Meets.

10...Studebaker Desks (stock)

11...Studebaker Desks (custom or modified)



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Studebaker Wheel
11-16-2009, 07:57 PM
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee285/studeq/admbldgtag4.jpg?t=1258422733

If the seller really wanted to authenticate the desk he could have bought this original Administration Building tag that I just sold on Ebay last Wednesday for the paltry sum of $13.75! See: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=310179416853&ssPageName=STRK:MESOX:IT

Richard Quinn
Editor emeritus: Antique Studebaker Review

DEEPNHOCK
11-16-2009, 08:35 PM
Richard,
Do you have this in one of those penny smashing machines you see in the tourist traps?[?]:D
Jeff[8D]


quote:Originally posted by Studebaker Wheel

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee285/studeq/admbldgtag4.jpg?t=1258422733

If the seller really wanted to authenticate the desk he could have bought this original Administration Building tag that I just sold on Ebay last Wednesday for the paltry sum of $13.75! See: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=310179416853&ssPageName=STRK:MESOX:IT

Richard Quinn
Editor emeritus: Antique Studebaker Review

8E45E
11-16-2009, 10:13 PM
quote:Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp

I'm starting a petition to add two more classes to Studebaker judging at International Meets.

10...Studebaker Desks (stock)

11...Studebaker Desks (custom or modified)


Do the judges get to carve their initials in the desks that are 'custom & modified' for that perfect 400 pointer??:D

Craig

silverhawk
11-16-2009, 10:16 PM
I wanna be a judge! LOL!!!

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