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Strafor Clapets Industrial Cabinet Circa 1920s


Strafor Clapets Industrial Cabinet Circa 1920s

Product code #OA2437

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- 30 pull down compartments
- Solid brass card holders each stamped " Forges De Strasbourg"
- Solid brass handles
- Brass corners
- Made from steel
- French ~ 1920s
- 124cm wide x 32cm deep x 193cm tall
- Each compartment measures 41cm wide x 30cm deep x 17cm tall


The French company, Forges de Strasbourg, gets its start as a tool and steel structure manufacturer in 1919, leading on from the designs and work of Jewish German brothers Netter & Jacobi, trading as Wolf Netter & Jacobi who had a branch in Strassburg which was then part of the German Alsace. The company also had a rolling mill in Finnentrop , which produced sheet metal, it was one of the most efficient in Germany. With a total annual production of 70,000 tons, Wolf Netter & Jacobi was the largest company of its kind on the European mainland at the time. Following the defeat of Germany in the First World War in 1918, the facilities in Alsace and thus around 80% of the company's assets were lost. The headquarters came to Berlin. 

The Strafor brand continues in the now French city of Strasbourg and later the company creates a division, Strafor, devoted to the production of quality steel office furniture. The company produced products such as filing and document cabinets, shelving and lockers all of which are consider some of the finest industrial and machine age design.

Condition Report

The cabinet has been striped inside and out, the inside of each compartment has been cleaned and coated with satin black paint. The outside has been lightly brushed and given several coats of clear lacquer. There are some dents and age marks in places and a couple of handles have some slight mishaping, all on the compartments open and close smoothly.

As with all of our products this product is an original piece and has lived a life before it arrived at Otto's HQ. It has been sympathetically restored by the Otto's team to ensure it has a life for many more years to come. All of our products will show signs of patina and cosmetic wear, this we believe is what gives our products their unique charm. If you have any further questions regarding the condition of this product or any others please don't hesitate to contact us and we'll be happy to answer any questions you may have.
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