I just acquired an approximate 1880’s Tyler Desk Company, St. Louis Missouri roll top desk in Boise, Idaho. I got it back to my small shop and I think I have all the pieces, but have to make sure this week. It is in really good shape for being over 130 years old. I am guessing at the age because what I have found out on the internet is that the Tyler Desk Company burned down around 1892. So I am going with that. I plan on making this my first blog entry of my limited wood working work I have been doing, because I think this will be a nice piece when I get done. Still not sure what I am going to do as far as restoring, but the tambour need fixed as the thin brass or copper metal piece that was used to tie the pieces together broke. All I can find out on researching is that they were held together with cloth, mine has a small 1” wide thin strip of brass holding them together. A little more research on my part before i tackle that.
Just wanted to try this blog thing on this piece I am working on.
Will post pictures later this week.
-- Tim, Meridian, Idaho https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kroupa-Kustum-Idaho-Wood-Krafts/1429234470652972