Vertical Filing Cabinet
Vertical Filing Cabinet

Vertical Filing Cabinet

DESCRIPTION
This piece of storage has solid rounded panels on both sides and the back and can be placed alongside a work desk in the middle of a room as well as along a wall. It comes with three smooth running drawers and sits lifted off the floor on solid legs.

DIMENSIONS
19" x 27" x 54" [ W x D x H ]

CIRCA
1930

CONDITION
This piece is in good condition.

RESTORATION
The cabinet was cleaned and waxed keeping the original polish.

HISTORICAL CONTEXT
Vertical flat filing storage was introduced in the 1890's in US libraries and offices. These vertical filing cabinets apparently used technology that was patented or licensed by the Library Bureau beginning in 1892, but that technology was probably developed for card catalogs. By 1911 Vertical flat filing practically supplanted all other systems such as Pigeon hole filing, Document & Letter filing, etc.

Vertical Filing Cabinet
Vertical Filing Cabinet
Vertical Filing Cabinet
Vertical Filing Cabinet
Vertical Filing Cabinet