Anco Bilt drafting table
An Anco Bilt drafting table is an industrial worktable with adjustable top, made around the mid-20th century, 1934-1970, by Anco Wood Specialties.
Anco Wood Specialties began life as the O. F. Anderson Company in 1904. The company was renamed in 1934. They are located in Glensdale, New York. The company’s catch phrase was ‘Anco Bilt is well built’.Background and Description
Drafting tables were often bought in bulk, for use within companies.
Anco Bilt drafting tables consist of a quality wooden tabletop with adjustable legs, and cast iron wheels and levers to adjust height and tabletop from horizontal to vertical. Some examples have fold out wood drawing tool holders.
They come in various sizes, 24”, 36”, 42” and the large 60” models.
Collecting Anco Bilt drafting tables
Anco Bilt drafting tables are particularly attractive articles of antique furniture, and so quite sought after, generally for use in the home as a drafting table, or a decorative item of furniture.
With genuine Anco Bilt drafting tables, the original Anco Bilt logo, with artist’s palette and easel motif, will be present.
Anco Bilt drafting tables can be found on auction websites like eBay, in antique furniture stores, reclamation yards, flea markets and clearance sales.
Anco Bilt drafting tables generally sell for $100-$1,500. Price generally varies due to age and condition.