Barb brown
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Asked on Oct 7, 2017

Does anyone know what this table is?

JpCareyPatti
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I have had this table for a very long time, but have never known what it is called. I am adding pictures, but please excuse the mess. We have all of our maps in each little compartment.
q does anyone know what this table is
q does anyone know what this table is
10 answers
  • Sharon
    on Oct 7, 2017

    50s magazine rack
    • Dwight Patterson
      on Oct 10, 2017

      It is a Gideon table that were used in the motels and hotels for a business person could sit and write. It would have lots of stationary, envelopes and also some instructions about the motel, city information.
  • Lucky you! I love these old pieces. Yes a magazine rack. Enjoy having it, comes in quite handy doesn't it? Perfect for all your maps.
  • Barb brown
    on Oct 7, 2017

    Thank you too
  • Jp
    on Oct 7, 2017

    depending on size, it could also be a cabinet for storing LP records.
    • Carey
      on Oct 10, 2017

      It would not be for LP Records. LP Records were always stored on their edge in order to keep them in good condition. Laying on their side will warp them and then they are ruined. The sound would then have a warped sound!
  • Pam Beck
    on Oct 8, 2017

    Grandmother had one similar to this and it was for records.
  • Prw29956440
    on Oct 9, 2017

    It's called a Credenza. File storage to go beside a desk without looking like ordinary office furniture.
  • Susan Lannoy
    on Oct 10, 2017

    Could it be a sheet music cabinet?
    • Robert Fortney
      on Oct 10, 2017

      We had a similar cabinet when I was growing up. We used for sheet music as well. It was also a great place for tea/ coffee when playing
  • Patti
    on Oct 10, 2017

    I agree with Jp. It looks like where we kept our Victrola records. We had a few when I was growing up. If you don't know what a Victrola is it's an antique record player. Most all of ours even had to be cranked. But they were beautiful and bring back many great memories. Sorry for going on and on.
  • Carey
    on Oct 10, 2017

    It could be for Victrola Records. Unlike LP records which are made of Plastic and are subject to warping, the Victrola records were made of a hard, ceramic like substance so that they were not subject to warping, and were often stored laying down on their side.
  • Jp
    on Oct 10, 2017

    it's a tip out "drawer." When closed they would be on edge.
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