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Details about  Robert A Heinlein's Bed

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Robert A Heinlein's Bed
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Some wear and surface scratches. One large scratch on side table. Some nails have come loose in the

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Sep 08, 2013
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US $2,025.00
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Long Beach, California, United States


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We exist to honor the legacy of renowned author Robert Anson Heinlein and ‘Pay It Forward’ by: Organizing blood drives Providing scholarships to worthy young people Providing educational materials to educators Making copies of Heinlein’s works available to readers via donations to libraries, veterans groups and active duty military personnel Promoting scholarly research and overall discussion of Heinlein’s works and ideas
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Item specifics

Condition: Used : Split the cost with friends
An item that has been used previously. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. This item may be a floor model or store return that has been used. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab
Seller Notes: Some wear and surface scratches. One large scratch on side table. Some nails have come loose in the bottom of the frame. Still very sturdy.
Number of Pieces: 4 Material: Wood
Room: Bedroom

How would you like to own Heinlein’s ‘second-best bed’?

Robert Heinlein designed and built this bed with attached side tables for himself and his wife, Ginny. After Ginny’s death in 2003, the bed came to The Heinlein Society. Now is your chance to own it.

After unsuccessfully trying to find a museum home for it, we have decided to put the bed up for auction.

Imagine... you could be sleeping on a piece of history..

The bedframe measures 85" X 60" X 19", and will hold a queen-size mattress & box spring. There are four drawers located in the bottom of the frame, two on each side. The drawers are 21 1/2" wide X 23" deep X 8 1/2" high. The portion of the bed platform nearest the head is hinged, and can be lifted (after sliding the mattress and boxspring down) to allow for storage under the bed. The hinged portion is split in two halves, and the total opening is 58 1/2" X 23 1/2".

The side tables are 18" X 24" X 35 3/4" high, and each table has a drawer, a pull out writing surface, and shelf space, as well as a compartment suitable for a box of tissues, and a trash compartment with a removable container. The total width of the bed plus side tables is 102".

There is also a light fixture housing made of the same wood, with a plastic lens cover. It is 60" X 8 " X 6 " deep, and will house two 4' florescent bulbs

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