Vintage industrial workshop desk salvaged from the former British Aerospace factory at Hatfield, Herts. This midcentury beauty is unusually large measuring approx 9' long. The Hatfield Aerodrome was a private airfield and aircraft factory established by Geoffrey de Havilland in 1930, becoming British Aerospace in 1978 under the Aircraft and Shipbuilding Industries Act, nationalising large parts of the respective industries.
The pedestal positions are adjustable, so the desk could have an overhang at each end if preferred. In good used condition, the rubberised top does have signs of significant use, but this just adds to the history and character of the piece in our opinion - it could be stripped if preferred. The rubberised top was intended to protect users from any potential electrical shocks when working on equipment. The pedestals can be removed for ease of transport.