ANTIQUE LATE 19TH CENTURY 31 DRAWER TYPE MAKERS / MACHINIST FILE CABINET BY HAMILTON MFG CO. TWO RIVERS, WISCONSIN
Thank you for shopping with Bay Colony Antiques. We're a third generation family owned business furnishing homes all over the world. We're delighted to offer for sale this wonderful antique late 19th century 31 drawer machinist / type makers file cabinet. The art of printing has long been a passion of man and importance to history. As we evolved from the earliest carved wood blocks to moveable type printing becomes much more elaborate and requires more specialized tools. Hamilton MFG CO began by making wood type for printing until they noticed a shortage of capable type cabinets needed in a press room in a world where print shops were popping up around the country. In the subsequent years they also created furnishing for medical offices, dentists and various other niche uses.
This 31 drawer example is a run of their "new departure" series. This cabinet is decorated with double recessed panel sides with a molded edge. The vertical stiles have an incised carving with a matching carving on the base. Every drawer is highly fitted for tools on this cabinet and actuate with ease. The Hamilton MFG CO. brand is stamped in each drawer and the original rhombus tag is featured above the drawers. The cabinet is 26 1/2" wide x 22" deep x 43 1/4" tall.