EARLY 20TH C DANNER STACKING XL SLIDING DOOR OAK BARRISTER BOOKCASE
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We're delighted to offer for sale this great early 20th century tiger oak sliding door barrister bookcase by Danner. There were a lot of companies making barrister bookcases at the turn of the 20th century. Globe Wernicke was the biggest producer with patented designs for the stacking elastic bookcase. Years later, Otto Wernicke, former partner of Globe Wernicke separated and began making barristers through his controlling share with the Macy company. The two entities were involved in a lengthy legal battle and in the end Macy was awarded the right to produce similar designed elastic modular bookcases. Once the patent rights could be worked around many other companies like Viking, Gunn, Larkin, and Hale to name a few began crafting and selling barristers. Danner was a prolific company most commonly known for their revolving "lazy susan" type bookcases. Danner would threaten the furthest extent of the law on anybody who infringed on his patents. We find it somewhat amusing he adopted such a close match to Globe Wernicke's cases. This wonderful barrister bookcase has a molded base, two XL sliding door sections with an interior shelf in each. The shelf height can be raised or lowered by adjusting the shelf pins. This barrister has a full width pull out oak writing tab not present on other companies designs.