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History of the United States
Is 1876 the code from the resolute desk?
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Why is the resolute desk called the resolute desk?
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In national treasure book of secrets what was the code for the 2 desks?
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Who was Malcolm Gilmary he lived during the 1800's?
Been watching National Treasure? He either didn't exist, or was no one of import. He wasn't a Chinese puzzle box builder, and he didn't build the Queen Victoria Desk or the Resolute Desk. The HMS Resolute was decommissioned in 1879, so Gilmary couldn't have built the desk in 1876. The Resolute Desk doesn't have a twin, the Queen Victoria Desk is smaller and has been in the Bedford Whaling Museum in Boston since 1983. It is NOT in Buckingham Palace.
Asked in US Presidents, Interior Design, White House
Is there a twin for the resolute desk?
Asked in History, Politics & Society, White House
Who put in the secret lock in the resolute desk?
Where is the desk which is considered to be the second resolute desk?
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What is the airport code for Resolute Bay Airport?
Is there is resolute desk in the oval office?
Yes, there is a Resolute Desk in the Oval Office. It came from the timbers of the British ship HMS RESOLUTE, abandoned in the Arctic in the 1850's, salvaged, and returned to Britain by the US Congress. Queen Victoria sent the desk to President Hayes as a token of friendship and this started the Special Relationship between the USA and Britain. A good book that covers the story is "HMS Resolute" by Elizabeth Matthews.
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Did the two Resolute desks have a code?
What do you mean by "a code"? The two desks were made of timbers from HMS Resolute when she was decommissioned. One is in Buckingham Palace and the other was presented to the United States and is in the White House. All except three Presidents since 1879 have used this desk, either in the Oval Office or in the President's private study.
Is there really a secret compartment in the resolute desk?
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How many presidents have used the same desk?
Rutherford B. Hayes was the first to use the desk, called the Resolute desk, a gift from Queen Victoria in 1880. It was built from the timber of the British Arctic Exploration Ship, The Resolute. Since then most of the presidents have sat at the desk in various locations around the White House. It was first moved to the Oval Office by Jackie Kennedy, when her husband was president. When Kennedy was assassinated, Lyndon Johnson yielded the desk to museum exhibits. President Jimmy Carter reinstated the desk to the Oval Office, where -- except for a period in George H.W. Bush's private office -- it has remained, ever since. Many presidential libraries and some museum exhibits feature exact replicas of the Resolute desk.
Asked in History of the United States
Does the resolute desk have secret compartments?
Sorry kids, there are no secret compartments in the real Resolute Desk. There is a front panel that was added by President F. D. Roosevelt to hide his leg braces and wheelchair. There is a famous photo of Jon Jon Kennedy in it later. A good book about HMS RESOLUTE, the ship the desk was made from, has been written by Elizabeth Matthews - the historic notes at the back include the history of the Resolute desk itself- but the whole story begins with the ship and has such diverse characters as a sadistic commander, Quaker abolitionists, intrepid Arctic explorers, a pro-slavery senator, conniving politicians, an Irish sea captain's wife and her headstrong daughter, and Yankee whalers! Although there is a little room in the queens chamber
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How do you know if the resolute twins are for a fact not any part in the fiction of the national treasure book of secrets movie?
Queen Victoria did have a writing table constructed from the timbers of the HMS Resolute, which was kept for many years in Buckingham Palace, is in fact a twin of the desk in Washington. It may be a twin, but it is not an identical twin. The writing table is smaller, has a wood top and 4 legs. It is presently on loan from Buckingham Palace to the Royal Naval Museum. The Resolute Desk is a partners desk with two pedestals and a top with 6 drawers. In addition, there is another desk - a smaller ladies desk which is in the Boston Whaling Museum. It was made for the widow of the HMS Resolute's captain Grinell. Furthermore, there is at least one small writing case that was also made from the HMS Resolute timbers. Pictures may be seen on the VictorianReplicas.com website.
Are building plans available for the resolute desk?
NEWS: there will be plans available from the web site in the future. icanbuildthat.com/index.html these plans were developed to build a copy with a Credenza, that did not exist. They now exist, and you can buy them here with the buy button. behance.net/gallery/The-Resolute-Desk-Blueprints/2721827 And now up and running: facebook.com/TheResoluteDeskBlueprints