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F. M. Collester, manager of the John A. Dunn Co. branch at St. Anthony Park, has been elected pre-ident of the St. Paul Credit Men's Association.
Herman E. Tarr, eleven years with the John A. Dinn Co., has purchased an interest in the Rhode Island Supply Co., of Providence, R. I., and has left the road.
Charles Rush, who has the reputation of having started twenty-four factories making metal beds, is now the manager of the Montauk Metallic Bed Co., of Brooklyn, N. Y. P. M. Heron, of the Sanitary Feather Co., Chicago, has returned from a three months' trip during which he visited Japan, the Philippines and China. He arrived in Seattle, June 11th.
C. W. Jackson was elected president of the Plymouth Chair Co., Plymouth, Wis., May 12th, following the resignation of C. H. Lenhart. Mr. Jackson formerly acted as secretary of the concern.
C. E. Block, for ten years the southern representative of the Widdicomb Furniture Co. has purchased an interest in the McMullen Machinery Co., and has been made the treasurer of the company.
Benjamin C. Van Lee, manager of the Zeeland Furniture Manufacturing Co., Zeeland, Mich., left with his father for a two months' trip in Europe, June Sth, where the Zeeland manufacturers will spend their vacation.
H. P. Johnson, of the A. J. Johnson & Sons Furniture Co., accompanied by his wife, will make an extensive tour of Europe, sailing on the Imperator. They will visit Norway, Sweden, Germany, France and Switzerland and will be absent about fourteen weeks.
William H. Linela, president of the Lincoln Chair Co., Columbus, Ind. has purchased the interests in that corporation of Lewis Bowlen and J. P. Sohn, who have been financially interested in the company since its organization. Mr. Sohn for some time acted as manager of the Columbus factory.
Jack K. Klein, of Klein Bros., manufacturers of bamboo furniture, who is touring the world, writes Arthur S. Lyon, of the Lyon Mercantile Agency, that he found one of the Lyon reference books in Kobe, Japan. Even the Japs keep their eye on the furniture trade through the use of the reference books.
Chas, F. Retting, of the Retting Furniture Co., Grand Rapids, who spends his winters at Pasadena, Cal., made the trip to his home at Spring Lake, near Grand Rapids, in his Ford machine, arriving home during the past month. He was a little less than twenty-four days in making the trip, met with few mishaps, camped out nearly every night, and is as bronzed and weather-beaten as a plainsman. The trip was immensely enjoyed.
Alex. F. Osborn, formerly secretary of the Hard Mfg. Co, of Buffalo, N. Y., has been placed in charge of the service and copy department of the E. P. Remington Advertising Agency, 1280 Main St., Buffalo, N. Y. While Mr Osborn was connected with the Hard Mfg. Co., he was in charge of both the sales and advertising departments and acquired a knowledge of national distribution. It was with the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce that Mr. Osborn began his advertising career. There he acted as publicity secretary in connection with the $100,000 development fund. He also edited the Chamber's monthly magazino called "The Live Wire." He was also the Instructor in the Y. M C. A's advertising course. Mr. Osborn has been a frequent contributor to the publications of this company.
Edgar R Nomes, designer for the Century Furniture Co, and one of the owners of that company, has been chucen as advisor in the finishing and decoration of the
new Pantlind hotel, which is now in process of erection. Mr. Somes will act in conjunction with Leonard Schultze, of Warren & Whetmore, of New York, the architects, and J. Boyd Pantlind, who has made it evident for a good many years that he has taste in furnishing. It is the purpose to make the hotel in its furnishings bespeak the reputation of Grand Rapids as a furniture center. Mr. Somes got his education in Boston, and took the architectural course at the Boston Tech., and studied at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and for years was associated with leading Boston architects and decorators. His ability and taste is generally recognized and he will undoubtedly be of great service in the position to which he has been chosen.
John D. Case, long the secretary of the Sligh Furni ture Co., Grand Rapids, has sold his stock in that company and will sever his active connection with the company at the end of the July season. The sale of the stock in the company was made some time ago, but the announcement of the change is of only recent occurrence. The purchasers are Norman McClave, Charles F. Campbell, Geo. Keck and some of the younger men in the organization. Mr. Case has been with the Sligh company for more than twenty-seven years. Prior to his becoming identified with the company he was in the retail trade in Syracuse, N. Y. In the early days of his connection with the company he devoted himself entirely to the sales department and won a reputation as a salesman which he has sustained during all the years. Mr. Case has always been particularly popular and remains with the company during the selling season to meet old-time friends and patrons of the Sligh company for the last time. Mr. Case has purchased an interest in the Grand Rapids Underwear Company with Carl Mather and E. A. Clements.
More Factories Install Standard Dry Kiln MONG new improvements in the way of drying equipment, it is noted that the Tate Furniture Co., of High Point, N. C., are putting in a Standard Dry Kiln, two-room size, 100 feet in length; while the Pioneer Furniture Co., of Eau Claire, Wis., are installing a three-room Standard kiln, each room 104 x 19 feet in size.
These new installations further attest the popularity of the Standard Moist Air Drying System among furniture manufacturers. The success of this make of kiln in drying hardwoods is largely due to the fact that in it the drying elements-heat, humidity and circulation of air are always absolutely under the control of the operator, so that the drying conditions can be exactly regulated to suit the special requirements of the stock. Bedding Concerns Consolidated
WO St. Paul bedding concerns have been consolidated. The Northwestern Bedding & Manufacturing Co., capital $500,000, has been incorporated in South Dakota by F. J. Wilcken, A. C. Wilcken, Conrad Hamm, L. J. Buenger and others. The corporation, the main plant of which is located in the Midway district of the Twin Cities, will assume all interests of the Northwestern Bedding Co. and the Union Mattress Co., 182 University Ave., St. Paul, Minn. The Northwestern Bedding Co. was established in 1884, and the Union Mattress Co. in 1904. A. C. Wilchen, secretary of both affiffiffiated companies, will continue as secretary and general manager of the Northwestern Bedding & Manufacturing Co.
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Kerf, Edge Strips and the Operation of Ripping in Jointing Lumber
Real economy in producing any line of furniture comes from taking every advantage in the saving of lumber, labor and glue. There is no economy, however, in saving lumber and glue if it takes additional labor and time to perform the work. So in effecting the greatest economy the fewer the operations that can be performed in producing a certain line of work, just so much less will be the cost of production.
By reducing all the jointing operations to ONE is the reason why the
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Saving the saw kerf and edge strips does not seem as if it was of much importance, but with the Visible Dial Feeding Fence operated properly by the end feeder, 40 to 65 per cent. of the labor of ripping is done away with, and the 3-32-in. saw kerf and edge strip that is wasted in ripping with a saw is recovered by the Visible Dial Feeding Fence, making a net saving of 3%-in. in lumber. Taking into consideration the saving of ripping, jointing, glue, clamping and sizing and the saving of lumber effected by the Linderman process, the Linderman process means a paying investment in any factory jointing from 750 feet and up of lumber per day.
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