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Joiner’s Bench

Artist/Maker:
Leinbach, Johannes
Place Made:
Salem, North Carolina
Medium:
oak frame and top; poplar secondary
Dimensions:
HOA 32 1/4; LOA 114 1/4(incl. t.v.s)
Accession Number:
167.1
Description:
A joiner’ or cabinetmaker’s bench with an oak top and framework with poplar as secondary wood. The bench has a mortise and tenoned trestle base with stretchers being tusk tenoned into place. The base contains two large and five small drawers, plus one extra drawer to the left of the front leg vice. There are two wooden screw vices, a standard leg/front vice on the left side and a tail vice on the right end. The bench still retains two metal bench dogs, numbered same as bench. The rear portion of the benchtop has been fashioned into a tool tray, as is typical of German benches. DOA (incl. screw & vice) 39 1/4″.
History:
Henry A. Leinbach got the bench from his father Johann Heinrich, who got it from his father Johannes on Oct. 2, 1833 (Cf. Leinbach papers, in possession of Mrs. Isabel Wenhold Veazie. Copy on card 10 of Johannes Leinbach.)
Circular saw marks under tool tray (replaced?). Brian Coe says that the rest of the bench looks good and fits dates on card so tool tray board may be replaced.
Credit Line:
Given in memory of Mr. Henry A. Leinbach.