Antique Mahogany Dining Room Table - "joseph Fitter"
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Antique Mahogany Dining Room Table - "joseph Fitter":
A man by the name of Samuel Hawkins applied for a patent on a screw expander (English Patent# 1430) on June 6th, 1861. Presumably, Mr. Hawkins either died or retired because his business was taken over by young machinist named Joseph Fitter (b. 1842) in 1864. Based on an advertisement for these screw expanders it is presumed that Mr. Hawkin's went into business in 1846.At any rate, Joseph Fitter operated a machinist shop where he produced screw expanders as well as screw expanders for piano stools and other applications at 210 Cheapside, Birmingham England by the name of Britannia Works.
"Joseph Fitter" Table manufactured circa 1840-1870 in Birmingham, England.Manufactured at Britannia Works Cheapside.Please Google "Joseph Fitter" for additional background information.
Table is Mahogany and has extra leaf.Table has manufacturer's ID Plate. SEE PHOTOTable has original crank which operates screw opening mechanism.Table without the leaf measures 42" x 42".Table with leaf inserted is 42" x 57"Table is in very good condition.I have owned this table for 40 years.Table has been in my SMOKE FREE / PET FREE HOME at all times.I purchased table in 1975 at an antique shop in western North Carolina.Owner of antique shop informed me that table came from estate in Asheville, NC.Please check my response as I am proud of all of it.LOCAL PICK UP ONLY.Good Luck!