PLATE: Underwood & Underwood 1911 photo of a technical or "manual training school" classroom workbench.
This school was probably built during the American "gas-electric period" of 1890 to 1905 as suggested by the gas lights at each laboratory style work station and the overhead electric lighting.
The advantage of the gas lighting is that it also provides gas for Bunsen burners.
Titled "This Boy Has a Well Equipped Shop - He is Just Finishing a Copper Bowl. You see His Vise, Shears, Mallet, Hammers."
Other fine details to note, the bench vise is securely mounted directly over the bench leg and brace, the wooden mallet has bark so is probably hand made.
Learning metalworking, metalcraft.
Metal trade education. Hobbysmith.
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