The Jamestown Furniture Industry: History in Wood, 1816-1920

The Jamestown Furniture Industry: History in Wood, 1816-1920

by Clarence Carlson


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626192959
Publisher: The History Press
Publication date: 01/28/2014
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Clarence Carlson is on the board of directors and is a docent for Fenton History Center. He is also a member of the Historical Marker Committee and a tour guide for Jamestown City Industrial Area Tours. He has done furniture history presentations for many groups, including a six part series for a public access radio station for the Chautauqua County Arts Council.

Table of Contents

Preface 9

Introduction 13

1 The Beginning, Breed and Keyes Shops: 1816 17

2 Chair Manufacturing: 1827 29

3 The Growth of New Factories Influenced by the Railroad Connection: 1860 39

4 The Swedish Entrepreneurs Arrive: 1869 43

5 Jamestown, the Second-Largest Producer of Wood Furniture in the United States: 1900 111

Timeline of Furniture Shops, 1816-1930s 171

Bibliography 183

Index 185

About the Author 189

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