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Hannahs Furniture Company

Posted: 12 May 2004 1:08AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 29 May 2006 6:54AM GMT
My family has a table passed down that was made by Hannahs furniture company. (it still has the label on the bottom.) I was wondering if anyone had any information on the company, when it closed, etc.

Re: Hannahs Furniture Company

CB (View posts)
Posted: 29 May 2004 11:21AM GMT
Classification: Query
I found this under the directory section.
Hannah's Manufacturing Company
As published in "The City of Kenosha and Kenosha County Wisconsin: A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress and Achievement" by Frank H. Lyman Vol. 1, The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago, 1916. p. 298
One of the substantial business enterprises of Kenosha is that operating under the name of the Hannahs Manufacturing Company which corporation in 1892 succeeded the business of the Kenosha Company, of which the owners were F. C. Hannahs and J. A. Jackson. The business was established in 1884, the firm engaging in the manufacture of children's cribs. As time passed on the business was broadened in its scope to include the manufacture of library and parlor tables, and the extension of the trade made its business known in all arts of the civilized world, its sales being particularly large in Cuba, Porto Rico[sic], Mexico, South America and Australia as well as in the United States. Facilities were increased to meet the growing demand of the trade until the company was utilizing a floor space of more than 150,000 square feet and employment was given to 250 workmen, the institution becoming one of marked industrial and commercial prestige in Kenosha. Today the plant covers three acres and occupies a two-story building splendidly equipped for the manufacture of the goods which constitute the output. The company uses steam power to generate electric power for the plant, have a sprinkler system and mill construction. In 1914 they discontinued the manufacture of children's cribs and children's furniture and have since concentrated their efforts upon parlor, library and bedroom tables which they sell to the jobbing trade all over the United States. They manufacture 300 library tables each day and 500 small tables, using hard wood altogether. The officers of the company are: F. C. Hannahs, president; A. B. McCall, secretary; and L. T. Hannahs, treasurer.

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