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Being a Chapter of Comment and Story, Sometimes Reminiscent, Concerning Men and Events in the Furniture Industry, Here, There, and Everywhere



S LONG ago as August, last, in this department we hailed Frederick Weyerhaeuser, the greatest of American lumbermen, as the original efficiency engineer and conservationist. Mr. Weyerhaeuser died in Pasadena, Cal., his winter home, on the 2nd of April, and since then the daily newspapers have been filled with stories about him and conjectures as to his wealth have been many and very diverse. The earlier reports credited Mr. Weyerhaeuser with being a wealthier man than John D. Rockefeller. Mr. Weyerhaeuser was undoubtedly a very rich man, but in all probabilities his wealth has always been much over-estimated. His personal attorney, N. H. Clapp, of St. Paul, is even responsible for the statement that he doubts whether he was even the wealthiest man in St. Paul, which is another way for saying that he was not worth as much money as is the man to whom he was almost next door neighbor, James J. Hill. It is easy to understand that Mr. Weyerhaeuser was not as rich a man as he has at times been thought to be, because he represented in his great operations a body of men who had the utmost confidence in his judgment and his integrity. He was a leader-and a very unselfish leader. When opportunities came to Mr. Weyerhaeuser, as they did constantly, and particularly about 1893, he always offered the men whom he had learned to trust, and who had learned to trust him, the first opportunity to purchase what was offered. When all the other members had taken what they wanted, Mr. Weyerhaeuser invariably would say: "Weyerhaeuser & Denckmann will take the rest," for he was always considerate of his old-time partner and kept together their accumulations. This was a relic of the days when the members of the firm, with their growing families, lived in Rock Island, and drew from the common fund whatever each family needed as it was wanted, even for trivial family expenses. If the practice which was common as late as 1890 was continued to the last, there is no reason why the Denckmann fortune should not be as great as the Weyerhaeuser fortune.

official saw to it that the members borrowed large sums of money at a good rate of interest. When Mr. Weyerhaeuser was called upon to be the executive officer of the organization, he had to contend with the peculiarities of a group of exceedingly strong men with their likes and dislikes, and the memories of strife and keen competition and their financial stress still lingering. It was freely prophesied that the members of the pool would never work together. Mr. Weyerhaeuser for years gave his great abilities to the common cause without pay, but during that time he demonstrated that he was a great diplomat without employing any of the dissembling arts of the diplomat. Absolute candor was characteristic of him. He hid nothing from his associates. He played his cards out on the table all the time. He oppressed no one. He was absolutely unselfish. But he came into full leadership and accomplished a thing which practically everybody who knew all the members of the "pool" prophesied never could be done. He brought about harmonious coöperation between men of many angularities, in a common industry-men who continued to be competitors in the field of distribution clear up to the end, but who coöperated to the fullest, first in handling their raw material, then in getting it down the river, and finally in the purchase of timber. The foundation of the fortunes of all of them-and all the members of the original organization were made many times millionaires—wa laid in the saving which was made in getting their logs from the stump to the mill. Other things came later, chiefly great profits through the purchase of timber, which rose steadily in volume. But Mr. Weyerhaeuser sometimes told of $7,000,000 which the pool owed in a tight time, and which he did not then see how it ever was going to pay. All members of the pool in their time had known dire poverty and were not ashamed of it.

The circle was widened in later years, and particularly in the purchase of all the remaining timber lands within the grant of the Northern Pacific railway, which occurred about 1895. Mr. Weyerhaeuser had been offered an opportunity to acquire, as early as 1882, for himself and associates, some of the timber belonging to the Northern Pacific railway, but was then fully engaged in operations in Wisconsin and Minnesota and passed the opportunity up because, as he then expressed it, it is "too far away and we haven't anyone among our number who can leave to take charge of the operations which will be necessary." Griggs, Foster & Co., who constituted the St. Paul & Tacoma Lumber Co., were second choice, and purchased the limited amount of timber which was then sold. Nearly ten years later, Mr. Weyerhaeuser invited members of the original pool, or their heirs, with one exception, to come in, together with a number of other men in whom he had learned to repose confidence through his contact with them in the Mississippi Valley Lumbermen's association. The result was a transaction which involved the payment of about $9,000,000. This investment in less than 20 years, in the opinion of those best able to judge, has increased in value to fully $100,000,000 and made every one who was invited in by Mr. Weyerhaeuser immensely rich. Some of these investors-many of them-are dead,

It was Mr. Weyerhaeuser's frequent boast that he was a stockholder in many large corporations, and an official of most of them, but a minority stockholder in all of them. He might have said that he controlled none of them, had he been given to measuring power in the way it is usually measured in corporations, by stock control. But he controlled all of them by his absolute fairness, the confidence his associates had in his ability, and his grasp on the proposition from every point of view. It was because he was the directing spirit in many corporations, in which he was not infrequently a much smaller stockholder than others, that he was credited with the ownership of many things which were really not his. It was when he became the president and manager of the Mississippi Logging Co. that his competitors began to get the measure of the man. The logging company, called for convenience "the pool," originally consisted of eight concerns, all cutting white pine logs at mills along the Mississippi below Winona, and getting their logs from along the Chippewa river. Under the leadership of another man, whose name has almost passed into oblivion, "the pool" and the members of the pool were always in debt, and the chief

but when the proposition was put up and accepted, Mr. Weyerhaeuser explained, "this is not for us, nor for our children, but for our grandchildren," and so it will prove to be, although the cutting of this timber was begun long before it was believed there would be a market for it. There is also reason to believe that if what constitutes Mr. Weyerhaeuser's fortune ever is made public, it will be found that his holdings in this Northwest coast timber will be a very considerable part.

The newspapers have had a good deal to say about Mr. Weyerhaeuser being secretive, hardly letting one partner know what the other was doing. The contrary was his practice. While he talked but little, and was modest in the extreme, he was frank and open with all with whom he came in contact, was always accessible, took pot luck with the men in the lumber camps and knew no enemies. His biggest business associates were ready to fight for him on every occasion, and the humblest laborer in the woods or on the drive, or in the mill was equally his friend and defender. For years he apparently knew no weariness. He was always on the job. His health was



of the best and his capacity for labor enormous. The early dispatches about his sickness recited that he had been taken with cold. About twenty years ago he was attacked with almost the first sickness, which kept him at his home in St. Paul. It, too, was a bad cold. He was restive under the ment, which Mrs. Weyerhaeuser, who was the typical hausfrau, imposed, but she succeeded in keeping him at home for several days, when he broke away and, as he expressed it, "went up into the woods to get well." Those of us who knew the man all these years and have been familiar with his wonderful constitution, and the sane way in which he always lived, were ready to believe the dispatches which came across

had been privileged to draw on his bank account at any time at will, from the day they were able to sign their names to a check, and he added, with evident pride, "Not one of them has ever abused my confidence." How many other parents would have done the same thing, and how many could have said the same thing? Not many.

And what appropriateness has all this in these pages of a furniture paper, some one will ask. Mr. Weyerhaeuser never had anything to do with the furniture industry. More is the pity. If this industry of ours could have had such a leader, what greater strides it might have made. He was known to few men in the furniture industry, not even by reputation. But he was known to the writer of this; familiar, too, with the methods he employed, and his wonderful unselfishness and absolute fairness. However great his fortune may ultimately be found to be, this can be said of it: There is not a tainted penny in the pile. He made his money by absolutely honest methods and without oppression, without recourse to shrewd practices, practices, without merciless trade competition, for he believed in coöperation at the source, and having reduced the cost of operation to the minimum, was ready to give the public whatever advantage might attach to free and open competition in the distributing markets. Despite all this he was not infrequently pointed to as the Mephistopheles of the "great lumber trust," by the muckraking writers in the magazines and the newspapers. He was a believer in the Christian religion, lived his religion every day, in business and out of business hours, and shed the radiance of an exceptionally sunny disposition wherever he went. It is a pleasure to pay this tribute to such a man.


Come, my old chair, of comfort's gold,
When pleasure slips its eager hold,
When trusted ones in anger turn,
And low the fires of friendship burn,
Rest me, good chair!


O come, dear chair, of restful toll,
Hold comfort for my weary soul.
What care I if the world all say
Such easy pleasure wastes the day?
Rest me, good chair!


Come, friendly chair, as day dreams curl,
And guide, and twist, and writhe and whirl,
As thru sweet slumber's hearth I stride,
Your precious arms all cares deride.
Rest me, good chair!

the continent following the first account of his serious illness, that he had "passed the danger point," although he was 79 years of age at this time. But death had its victory soon thereafter.

The deceased was, with a single exception, the last of the wonderful group of men whom he led to exceptional richness and prosperity-the white pine barons of the Mississippi valley. Mr. Weyerhaeuser left four sons who are not unlike their father, men who have grown up under his influence in the lumber business, who are as modest in their tastes and manner of living as was he. There are three daughters also, who married men in modest circumstances, one a minister, another a college professor -and none of these children, despite the many tales of their father's great wealth, has ever sought to pose in the limelight, nor cut the social swath that many men and women less sure of coming into a great fortune some day so often love to do. These children, it was Mr. Weyerhaeuser's pleasure to tell on a certain occasion,

-Gleason Murphy.

Incidentally, on the eve of a great gathering of the furniture manufacturers of the country, it is timely to comment on the methods which he and his associates employed for so many years and which resulted in the accumulation of great fortunes for all of them-complete coöperation and absolute confidence one with the other.

The response was made to an inquirer in the last number of THE FURNITURE MANUFACTURER AND ARTISAN that so far as we knew there was no complete work on the cabinet woods of the country. There is such a book, written by Henry Hiram Gibson, formerly of Grand Rapids, whose death occurred in Chicago, very suddenly, on March 25th. Mr. Gibson was the editor of The Hardwood Record, and his book was entitled "American Forest Trees." Mr. Gibson was undoubtedly the best informed man on hardwood lumber that the country has produced among the writers on lumber topics. He had a taste for infinite care and relentless research. He gave to his paper a distinctive character, which it will be exceedingly difficult for any one else to duplicate or measure up to. Mr. Gibson was 59 years of age, and had

followed the newspaper business and the lumber industry all his life.

A writer in Office Appliances calls attention to the influence of modern office furniture upon business men, and the great difference which is found in office equipment, and that which was encountered ten years ago. A difference, he goes on to say, is to be noted within a less period than that, and it might have been added that the thrift and prosperity, the up-to-dateness of a city or a town may be very often measured by the appointment of the business offices of the men who are the motive power back of business in every community. "Everywhere," says the journal from which we quote, "there is evidence of the intention on the part of business men to make their offices more comfortable and efficient; in fact, efficiency is the keynote of modern business, for it is coming to be realized with increased force that efficiency spells service, and that service is the only basis upon which permanent business can be built.

Whatever promotes comfort of employes and managers; whatever makes for better bodily and mental conditions; whatever is uplifting, inspiring, encouraging-all these things make for better work, help in the creation of a better product and enable a force to do a given amount of work more quickly with fewer loose ends and less delay. The first outward expression of this idea is in the offices of business men. The idea is not merely to provide furnishings which shall be pleasing to the eye, but while introducing factors of beauty and comfort to insist upon convenience and practical efficiency in providing desks, files, typewriter cabinets, card cabinets, etc., which shall answer all the requirements of the office with regard to capacity and accurate system. The office man, nevertheless, insists that these things shall be accomplished without violation of the principles of design and color harmony. All these things tend to the quiet, efficient accomplishment of good work, just as the engine with the smoothest bearings gives out the most power with the least rattle and resistance."



Our present method of finishing fumed oak consists of water stain dipping, blended white shellac and wax. We are able to secure a fairly uniform color, but the water stain has a tendency to raise the grain so fearfully that the expense of sanding is enormous, and colored shellac gives the finish insufficient transparency. Will you please inform us where we can secure fuming boxes, method of application, and whether the aqua ammonia or the gaseous ammonia in pressure tanks is most satisfactory. advise what the approximate price of the materials are. Any other details on fumed finish that would be of interest we would be pleased to have you advise us of. Sheboygan, Wis. PHOENIX CHAIR Co.


Answer by Walter K. Schmidt:-In response to your letter, I have requested the publishers of THE FURNITURE MANUFACTURER AND ARTISAN to send to you a book in which appears an article on fuming written by the writer.

The information has been augmented by the later results and experiences in which the time of fuming has been shortened by coating the wood with a solution of pyrogallic and tannic acids, an ounce of the former and a half of the latter to a gallon of water. The wood when coated with this assumes its fumed color within half the amount of time usually required. Pyro should cost you $1.65 and tannic acid $1.00 per pound. The liquid

ammonia is the one most used. This is obtainable from the Michigan Ammonia Works, Detroit, Mich.


In the November, 1913, issue of THE FURNITURE MANUFACTURER AND ARTISAN there appeared an article written by you recommending the use of a spraying apparatus for finishing furniture. Some months ago we experimented with a spraying machine to be used on some of our flat work, but were unable, after giving it a thorough test, to show any good results. In applying the finish we were able to save approximately 50 per cent. on the labor, but this was more than offset by the great amount of

waste. Furthermore, the varnish when sprayed on would present an uneven surface, full of runs, sags and pits. The material which we use is of the very best grade, and while it might be true that this spraying apparatus could be used to advantage in applying cheap finishing material, our experience was that it could not be applied with satisfactory results to our finishing work in which expensive material is used, and a smooth, even finish must be obtained. Even the demonstrator who was sent by the manufacturer when the apparatus was installed, was not able to successfully operate it in connection with our work.

THE FURNITURE MANUFACTURER AND ARTISAN is very highly thought of by our foreman and usually the articles appearing under your name are of considerable interest and contain valuable information. In view of this, it occurs to me that something might be wrong with our tests, as the spraying apparatus has been so strongly endorsed by you. This matter has come up for discussion in one of our factory organizations, and I should like very much to present at our next meeting a letter Е. О. РЕСК, from you concerning this subject. Secretary Welfare Association, Globe-Wernicke Co.

Answer by Alex. T. Deinzer :-It is a surprise indeed to learn that you had trouble with your air brush. Whose make of machine have you? It seems to me that much of your trouble in wasting material is largely due to the inexperience of your operator. Are you certain that your outfit is complete and that your operator understands his business? Possibly the nozzle is larger than it should be. If you will attach a smaller nozzle you will find that the work can be done just as fast at a higher pressure with a great deal less waste of material.

I know of a chair manufacturer who showed a loss of 3 per cent. in material between a brush man and an air brush operator. This is on chair work, where the loss of material would naturally be greater than on flat work, such as you do. It appears to me that the reason you got

runs and sags on your work was because you put on probably twice as much varnish as your men are in a habit of putting on with a brush, for it is actually possible to put on more varnish with an air brush, and still not get runs and sags, than can be put on with a brush. There is, in my opinion, no excuse for getting runs and sags on work with a good air brush, especially a machine like the Aeron, as suggested in my article to which you refer in your letter. If you haven't installed an Aeron, I think it would pay you to investigate the efficiency of this machine. I know that most of your competitors are using Aerons with great success on their work. I was in Grand Rapids a few weeks ago and find that over 75 per cent. of the furniture manufacturers of that city are using air brushes. Many of them say that they don't know how they could get along without them.

One of my clients in Detroit (a manufacturer of furniture employing nearly a thousand men) says that they are actually saving material. Another manufacturer of high-grade furniture informed the writer that he is not only getting better work than he got with a brush, but that they use no more material than when they brushed their work.

A few years ago some of the furniture manufacturers experienced trouble with air brushes. These machines have, however, been perfected. Air brush manufacturers know what manufacturers in various lines require and are in a better position today than they were some time ago to furnish the proper equipment. As I said in the beginning of my letter, it is a surprise to me that you are having trouble with your machine. Why not write to the manufacturer of the air brush from whom you bought the machine?

If, as you state, the demonstrator had no success with the machine, one of two things is certain: Either the machine was not suited for your work or the demonstrator did not understand his business. The writer visits many factories during the year, but this is the first complaint I have heard in several years.


We have not been getting the desired results in dull or egg shell mahogany finish. When we speak of mahogany finish, we mean mahoganized birch or maple. We use the same process of finishing for the imitation mahogany as the genuine mahogany. Our dull mahogany has the appearance of being too dead. We have been using pumice stone, oil and steel wool, or hair. It may be well to add that we have been using a regular polish varnish as the last coat. C. C. J.

Answer by Walter K. Schmidt:-My suggestion for avoiding the difficulty that you mention in finishing on mahogany is to use two coats of polishing varnish, rubbed dull with pumice stone and rubbing oil, but do not use steel wool or hair. This probably accounts for your trouble.


We would be very glad if you could illustrate in your journal an accurate and complete cost account system for furniture factory. You no doubt could get in touch with a complete system covering everything, which we would be glad if you will explain fully in your next issue or send direct. THE ELMIRA FURNITURE Co., Ltd.

Elmira, Canada. Comment by the Editor:-We have published at different times numerous articles on cost accounting. Unfortunately we are unable to furnish you copies of the papers containing the articles heretofore published.

Comment by J. L. Maltby:-The literature on cost accounting for furniture factories is quite extended and very much repeated, and the writer is becoming stronger in the belief each year that the only safe way to estab

lish a cost system in any kind of a factory is by the personal attention of some man who has had such experience and who has made for himself a record of good judgment. This last element is practically the keystone of the whole arch.

I understand your position as publisher to furnish continuously helpful information, but this particular one is so much like that of the doctor or lawyer, who is unable to prescribe until he sees the actual case, that we believe that the absent treatment plan is generally ineffective. It has been the writer's fortune or misfortune to follow after many of these home-made plans and have to perform a surgical operation to cure the ills that have arisen therefrom.



Can you tell us where we can get a list of the jobbers of furniture in the United States, west of Buffalo? New York. Answer by the Editor:-There are comparatively few jobbers of furniture-concerns which buy furniture for resale, outright, although there are many so-called manufacturers' agents. The jobbers are nearly all situated in the region west of the Mississippi river and some of them do business reaching well up into the millions. We know of no full and accurate list of these jobbers which is in printed form, but here is a fairly accurate list. If there are others who read this, we should be glad to add them to this list, for in addition to the inquiry from the Hale Co., we have received during the past month two similar ones. All of these are jobbers of furniture, most of them have no retail stores, but a few of them do some manufacturing in certain lines:

The Chittenden & Eastman Co., Burlington, Iowa.
Abernathy Furniture Co., Kansas City, Mo.
Helmers Mfg. Co., Kansas City, Mo.
Beebe & Runyan Furniture Co., Omaha, Neb.
Hax-Smith Furniture Co., St. Joseph, Mo.
M. H. Tilton Co., Lincoln, Neb.

L. Harbach's Sons Co., Des Moines, Iowa.
Schmidt & Henry Mfg. Co., Des Moines, Iowa.
Chas. T. Hopper, Sioux City, Iowa.
Peck & Hill Furniture Co., Chicago, Ill.
Lammert Furn. Co., St. Louis, Mo.
S. F. Franklin & Sons, Minneapolis, Minn.
DeWitt-Seitz Co., Duluth, Minn.

Rogers & Wade Furniture Co., Paris, Texas.
Fort Worth Furniture Co., Fort Worth, Texas.
Furniture Mfrs. Association, Houston, Texas.
Eads Bros. Furniture Co., Fort Smith, Ark.
Wichita Wholesale Furn. Co., Wichita, Kan.
F. S. Harman & Co., Tacoma, Wash.
Joerns Bros. Co., St. Anthony Park, St. Paul, Minn.


Kindly put us in touch, if possible, with some manufacturer of office furniture who makes a four-drawer cabinet, drawers of equal size, all approximately 22 inches wide by 22 inches deep by 8 inches high, each drawer equipped with lock. It would not make any particular difference if the drawers were a little deeper than 22 inches. Mason City, Iowa. COBB HOUSE FURNISHING Co. R. E. Cobb, Sec'y.


I would like to know how to run hard steel bits to get the best results in hard maple. T. E. F.

Answer by Alexander T. Deinzer :-To get best results with hard steel bits in hard maple or any other hard wood, high-speed machines should be used. Some attention must, however, be directed to your bits. For instance, bits to be used on high-speed fast-feed boring machines must have a large clearance for chips; they must be strong, yet have open twist and heavy lips with ample stock to reinforce them. In our line of work we use

what is known as a double spur machine bit. This bit can be purchased from any manufacturer of boring tools. This bit, I find, is best suited for very rapid work. It will bore smoothly enough for any purpose except, possibly, the most exacting requirements such as some kinds of cabinet work, but it will do your work very well indeed. This style of bit is also easily sharpened. One great trouble in many plants is that the operator does not know how to sharpen his bits and that is one reason why so many bits are broken, work spoiled, etc. Always file cutting edges from beneath through the throat of the bit; file spurs and side lips from inside and preserve, as far as possible, the original outline of the cutting edges, spurs and side lips and their relation to each other. This is the secret of correctly sharpening a bit.

There is another style of bit known as "round cut machine bit," which gives very good service in very hard woods with short grain. In such woods there is little fiber, hence little necessity for outlining hole as is done by spur on bit so constructed, while the rounded form of cutting edge has a tendency to spread the friction and prevent overheating.


I take the liberty of troubling you to ask to give me some address of American manufacturers of "machines to compress wood." Such machines are to be used for decorative purposes, to make compressed wood frames, etc., as well as to compress wood in order to avoid alterations. CESARE VERONA.

Torino, Italy.

Answer by the Editor:-This correspondent, in faraway Italy, was referred to the Union Embossing Machine Co., Indianapolis, Ind.


The store of Holland Bros., at Durham, N. C., was completely destroyed by fire recently and, as the firm intends to resume business as soon as possible, late catalogs of manufacturers will be appreciated.


Will you kindly give a good plan for an up-to-date joiner and cabinet shop where one hundred men, both cabinet-makers and joiners are employed? I would like to see the layout for machines and benches. I am particularly interested in the necessary facilities for the glue-room, its location, etc. W. H. D.

Answer by Alexander T. Deinzer :-I do not think that your question is as clear as it should be. It seems to me that it may be well for you to suggest the class of goods you contemplate manufacturing. As to the necessary facilities of the glue-room, will say, we all know, or should know, that the glue-room is the "back bone" of any wood-working plant. It is not surprising to find wood-working plants all over the country having the glue-room in some dark corner on the third or fourth floor of the building. Your glueroom should be near your "break-out department." Some manufacturers have the gluing done in the same department. I do not favor this for the reason that when bringing in lumber, either on cars, trucks or otherwise, the room becomes cold, and we all know what chilled glue will do. Your glue-room should be a department all by itself. You should have plenty of light and it must be properly heated. If the department is small, your glue cookers may be extended from the ceiling. Your glueroom equipment is quite an important factor.


How can I obtain best results from sandpaper? We use Garnet paper in all of our work. Have several sanding machines and I would like information along this line. W. II.

Answer by Alex. T. Deinzer :-We know that best

results can be obtained from sandpaper by cutting from the roll the sheets of paper you will use the following day, and by spreading them out in some dry, warm place over night, and keeping them dry until used.


We are desirous of obtaining the names of chair manufacturers from whom we might buy what we would call milk wagon stools, 18, 27 and 32 inches in height. We buy these in lots of about five dozen at a time and find that local manufacturers are continually advancing the price until they now have it out of reason. Kindly tell us from whom we might buy these at the right price and oblige. THE O. ARMLEDER CO.

Cincinnati, Ohio.


Will you kindly favor us with information as to where we may purchase parlor suite frames, including the classic styles; also firms selling upholstering goods? Oneida, N. Y. P. H. COYLE. Answer by the Editor:-Chicago is the principal center of the frame manufacturing industry. You can address any one of the following at that city:

Columbia Parlor Frame Co., 1848 Blue Island Ave.
Continental Manufacturing Co., 835 Weed St.
August Hausske & Co., 869 Weed St.

H. Z. Mallen & Co., 346 St. Johns Court.
O'Mara Parlor Frame Co., 2141 Austin.
Zangerle & Peterson, 2164 Clybourne Ave.
Doetsch & Bauer Co., 1534 Greenwood Tr.
Green Mfg. Co., 1500 N. Halsted St.
Deinzer Mfg. Co., Monroe, Mich.

G. Buchlen, Allentown, Pa.

You can purchase supplies for upholstery from:
Lussky, White & Coolidge, 69 W. Lake St., Chicago, Ill.
M. II. Rogers, 202 Canal St., New York, N. Y.
The C. L. Greeno Co., 325 Main, Cincinnati, Ohio.
G. H. Lounsbery & Sons, 107 W. Third, Cincinnati, O.
Marshall Field & Co., Chicago, Ill.


A similar question was asked by the City Furniture Co., of Sheridan, Wyo., and substantially the same information was given as is contained in the answer to the preceding question.


Will you please give me a formula for silvering mirrors? J. E. CARLSON.

Topeka, Kan.

Answer by the Editor:-This is a process which is rarely performed successfully outside of the factories where the work is done. A very good article on the subject was published in the March number of THE FURNITURE MANUFACTURER AND ARTISAN after your letter had been answered direct.



Will you kindly give us the address of a making decalcomania transfers for use on varnish? We want the word "Premier" executed in gold and colors. We trust you will be able to give us this information, and thank you for your attention to this request. Very truly,

Montoursville, Pa. WILLSON CHAIR CO. Answer by the Editor-Decalcomania is made by the Meyercord Company, Chamber of Commerce, Chicago, Ill.; Brown-Sinramm & Co., 1133 Broadway, New York city; Rudolph Goertner, 200 5th ave, New York city; Translucent Window Sign Co., 118 West 23rd st., New York city; National Decalcomania Co., 250 N. 60th st., Philadelphia, Pa., and the Decalcomania Co., Spencer & Lexington sts., Cincinnati, Ohio.

A mattress factory and repair plant has been opened in Holland, Mich., by D. W. Sanders, formerly of Lowell, Mich.

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