Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Working On The Job

And speaking of concealed alcohol (see my last post), check out this whiz-bang desk from a 1947 issue of Popular Mechanics, as unearthed by Modern Mechanix and reported on by Valleywag:

Ah, the good old days of 1947: a simpler time, when titans sat astride the corporate world, and those titans had desks appropriate to men with superhuman prestige—desks that were acknowledgments of the widespread on-the-job alcoholism that was the style at the time.

...an executive dream desk with everything a man could possibly desire: a 'work' side with a six-tube radio, Teletalk Intercommunication Master Unit, and electronic dictaphone; and a 'play' side with a wet bar and fridge.

I bet this thing was made of steel and weighed a couple of tons.

The Modern Mechanix blog is so full of great stuff like this that I added it to the Blogroll.

1 comment:

VoxMoose said...

Brilliant! If it weren't for innovation like this, New York would still be New Amsterdam and Californians would still be mucking around in the dirt at Sutter's Mill. And don't forget, WWII was fought and won and with ingenuity exactly like this.

Careful not to underestimate the value of a quality desk (with a refrigerated wet bar -- for highly caffeinated drinks, naturally) on general productivity.