How would you like to own Heinlein’s bed?
Ebay auction during LoneStarCon!
|Robert Heinlein designed and built this bed with attached side tables for himself and his wife, Ginny. After Ginny’s passing 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 on Ebay.Imagine… you could be sleeping on a piece of Heinlein history!
The auction will begin just after midnight on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 and will last 10 days. This link will be active at that time. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Robert-A-Heinleins-Bed-/251317839942?item=251317839942&ViewItem=
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.