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Danner Revolving Bookcase c.1890

Mahogany bookcase with original finish which has been cleaned and polished. I refinished the top due to a stain that fortunately came right out. It has a few minor marks due to use and I filled one small corner (see last photo) none of which spoil its overall appearance. Otherwise, in excellent condition.

John Danner (1823 – 1918) invented and patented the pivot and post revolving bookcase in 1876. His bookcase hangs suspended from a simple cast iron bearing which sits on top of an inner column or post. The revolving mechanism consists of two nesting cast iron cones that provide a precise pivot point supporting the entire weight of the bookcase. The top support suspension design addressed the binding and racking problems of previous bottom bearing Lazy Susan type bookcases. “These cases, with their immense load, revolve with a slight touch of the hand; are noiseless in operation, and will last a lifetime. It is a compact, rotating square bookcase of 20 inches that can hold as much as an entire wall of books.

Height: 45"
Depth: 21"
Width 21"

ITEM ID
F-191
HEIGHT
45" (114 cm)
WIDTH
21" (53 cm)
DEPTH
21" (53 cm)
STYLE
Victorian
AGE
Late 19th Century
MATERIAL
Mahogany
ROOM
library, office
ORIGIN
United States • American
ITEM TYPE
Antique

Danner Revolving Bookcase c.1890

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