The Kitchen Table – Who Invented It?

Many little things in our everyday life come to us unnoticed and unappreciated such as wheels, erasers, scissors and things that make our lives easier and more comfortable. Have you ever thought “How would my life be without a table?” Things aren’t just there for any reason. Someone must’ve thought about why it should be there. Do you think kitchen’s have tables just because?

But who invented the kitchen table? Although there have been no solid proofs that the Ancient Egyptians started using the kitchen tables first or at least invented it, many believe that the kitchen tables purpose was to keep everything organized in the kitchen and not just for dining purposes. During the middle ages, the kitchen table was said to have been placed in the kitchen for the servants to dine on.

Not until October 6, 1896 did the kitchen table get a patent. One man, in the name of Henry A. Jackson, an African inventor decided it was time to organize the kitchen and patent his invention. At that time, kitchen counters or islands weren’t famous yet. The kitchen table served its purpose for preparing food and dining.

Like everything that dates back to ancient history, kitchen tables too have evolved and modified since then. The kitchen table has taken changes in shapes, sizes, color, material and design.

It’s hard to pin point as to who invented the table exactly. But for whoever he or she or they were, we should be grateful that we a have something to host every member of the family to bond over with for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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