The desk has arrived - WAS: Somewhat OT: Freighting Items
mhs.stein at gmail.com
Tue Sep 22 15:54:28 CDT 2015
Don't you need an IBM phone to go with it?
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Subject: RE: The desk has arrived - WAS: Somewhat
OT: Freighting Items
> Huh, interesting ... I bet that thing is built
> like an old Steelcase!
> Looks heavy :O
It is built pretty well. Think late 1970s early
1980s furniture. It has heavy metal supports w/
casters built in but the "wood" is plywood - mind
you not the cheap light stuff from today but
certainly not solid oak. It was designed for use
by businesses as a cheap and mobile cubicle. You
can see an ad for it here:
It weighed unpacked about 100 pounds. Once fully
loaded (monitor, system, keyboard, manuals,
printer and printer paper) though I think it will
tip the scale at over 200 pounds easy.
I am not sure how many different desks IBM made.
This is the only one I have seen my old IBM
catalogs. However, I know there were at least two
other IBM Synergetix branded desks: a tri-level
and a bi-level desk w/ moving platforms. I own the
tri-level desk as well. The bi-level was
supposedly for the Atlanta Olympics and is made of
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