Scope and Contents
This material consists primarily of scattered correspondence on letterhead stationery, bills/receipts, postcards, illustrated catalogs, price lists, printed advertisements, images, patents and trademarks, freight line papers, circulars and testimonials from manufacturers and dealers of chairs.
There is also some materials from cabinet makers and upholsterers. The chairs are manufactured for a variety of buildings including homes, churches, schools, halls, opera, auditorium, bank, office, library, cottage, lawn, hotels and porches. The companies also tended to manufacture a number of other products including bureaus, sofa, book cases, bank and office furniture, cradles, cribs, carriage chairs, folding beds, surgical tables, church pews, lumber dry kilns, piano stools, bedroom suites, side-boards, armoire, hamper chairs, hamper stools walkers and wash stands. The different types of chairs include lounges, reception, folding, rockers, ottomans, invalid, physicians, wheelchairs, settees, camp chairs, pushover car seats, dining chairs, sewing chairs, Grecian, puritan, and coach.
Chairs are made of cane, wood, metal, rattan and steel. There are some business cards from companies that repaired items: re-caned chairs, umbrellas mended, keys fitted and clocks cleaned.
The material is organized alphabetically by name of company.