When I started my architecture course at the Manchester College of Art and Design in 1940 I soon needed an adjustable stand at home so that I could continue my drawing work for the next 5 years. They actually turned out to be 7 as I had started my Town Planning and Civic Design course at the University of Manchester while working for the Oldham Borough Surveyor and then Taylor and Young in Manchester.
It needed to be adjustable in height and angle so that I could use it in a variety of positions.
It was a simple design and could be made in my bedroom (no workshop in those days). It was made out of 3” x 1” pine battens and served me well for 7 years until I left for Australia at the end of 1947. I wonder what happened to it ?