Furniture industry and trade

Furniture industry and trade
Bernice Bienenstock Furniture Library
by Brown, Joe Exum. Bernice Bienenstock Furniture Library in High Point is considered to be one of the largest and most comprehensive furniture publications libraries in the world. Founded in 1970, the collection and [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Collins, Mordecai
by Batson, Whaley W. Mordecai Collins, cabinetmaker, was born probably in Virginia, of unknown ancestry. His name first appears in Rowan County records on 3 Dec. 1809, in an entry stating that Collins purchased from John [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cox, Joseph John
by Mcpherson, Holt. Joseph John Cox, physician and furniture manufacturer, was born on a farm near Rich Square, Northampton County, of English ancestry. His father was Jonathan E. Cox, a farmer who became superintendent [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Day, Thomas
by Umfleet, LeRae. Thomas Day, a cabinetmaker by trade, is the most celebrated of North Carolina’s antebellum craftsmen. He was born in Dinwiddie County, Virginia, in 1801 to a family of free, landowning African [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Drexel Furniture Company
by Williams, Wiley J. The Drexel Furniture Company was incorporated on 10 Nov. 1903 and began making fine furniture in a small factory near Morganton in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. In time, the company [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Finch, Thomas Jefferson
by Sink, M. Jewell. Thomas Jefferson Finch, pioneer furniture manufacturer, banker, and farmer, was descended from English settlers who came first to Virginia and then to Person County, N.C. Succeeding generations moved [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Furniture industry - Part 1: Overview
by Marshall, Patricia Phillips.   Furniture Industry by Patricia Phillips Marshall, 2006 Additional research by Michael H. Lewis Part i: Overview; Part ii: Colonial era to the Civil War; Part iii: Industrial age; [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Furniture industry - Part 2: Colonial era to the Civil War
by Marshall, Patricia Phillips. Furniture Industry by Patricia Phillips Marshall, 2006 Additional research by Michael H. Lewis Part i: Overview; Part ii: Colonial era to the Civil War; Part iii: Industrial age; Part iv: Modern [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Furniture industry - Part 3: Furniture production in the industrial age
by Marshall, Patricia Phillips. Furniture Industry by Patricia Phillips Marshall, 2006 Additional research provided by Michael H. Lewis Part i: Overview; Part ii: Colonial era to the Civil War; Part iii: Industrial age; Part [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Furniture industry - Part 4: Modern furniture industry
by Marshall, Patricia Phillips. Furniture industry by Patricia Phillips Marshall, 2006 Additional research provided by Michael H. Lewis Part i: Overview; Part ii: Colonial era to the Civil War; Part iii: Industrial age; Part [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Furniture industry - Part 5: Companies as of 2004
by Marshall, Patricia Phillips. Furniture Industry by Patricia Phillips Marshall, 2006 Additional research provided by Michael H. Lewis Part i: Overview; Part ii: Colonial era to the Civil War; Part iii: Industrial age; Part [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Furniture industry - Part 6: References
by Marshall, Patricia Phillips. Furniture Industry by Patricia Phillips Marshall, 2006 Additional research by Michael H. Lewis Part i: Overview; Part ii: Colonial era to the Civil War; Part iii: Industrial age; Part iv: Modern [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Heilig-Meyers
by Williams, Wiley J. Brothers-in-law William A. Heilig and J. Max Meyers, both Lithuanian immigrants, opened the first Heilig-Meyers retail home furnishing store in Goldsboro in 1913. This partnership ended in 1946 with [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Huffman, Robert Obediah
by Stroupe, Henry S. Robert Obediah Huffman, industrialist and businessman, was born in Morganton, the son of Samuel and Martha Ann Hildebrand Huffman. His father, a Morganton businessman, was one of five founders and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Indian Cabinetmakers in Piedmont North Carolina
by Marshall, Patricia Phillips, Hazel, Forest. Many students of history know about the career of Thomas Day, a free African American who, by 1850, had built North Carolina’s largest cabinetmaking shop in Milton, Caswell County. Day designed and [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
International Home Furnishings Market
by Conner, Elizabeth H. The International Home Furnishings Market in High Point and Thomasville is the largest furniture market in the world, drawing more people than the next four largest furniture markets combined [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Kennedy Rockers
by Kemp, Amy. The Kennedy Rocker, formerly called the Carolina Rocker, originated from the P & P Chair Company in Asheboro, North Carolina. P & P, founded in 1926 by World War I buddies W.C. Page and [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Philpott, Harvey Cloyd
by Wright, David Calep, III. Harvey Cloyd Philpott, manufacturer, legislator, and lieutenant governor, was born in Bassett, Va., the son of Benjamin Cabell, Sr., and Daisy Hundley Philpott. The family moved to Lexington, N.C., [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Roadside Attractions
by Foss, Mandy. Roadside Attractions "You Can’t Miss It: Roadside Fun" by Mandy Foss Reprinted with permission from the Tar Heel Junior Historian. Fall 2008. Tar Heel Junior Historian Association, NC Museum [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Task System
by Williams, Wiley J. The task system, in which workers were paid not by the hours they worked but by the number and quality of specific tasks they performed, was common in the industrial economy of late [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Tate, Frederick Nelson
by Williams, Max R. Frederick Nelson Tate, High Point civic leader and pioneer furniture manufacturer, was born at Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada, the son of Mary Ann and Edward Tate. About 1871 the elder Tate settled his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Timberlake, Bob
by Kemp, Amy. Bob Timberlake is a renowned painter and furniture designer. He famously has had no formal art education, but is noted for his intricate attention to color and detail in his paintings as well as his [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Tomlinson, Sidney Halstead, Sr.
by Williams, Max R. Tomlinson, Sidney Halstead, Sr. by Max R. Williams, 1996 4 May 1876–15 Mar. 1949 Sidney Halstead Tomlinson, Sr., High Point furniture manufacturer, was born at Bush Hill (now Archdale) in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
White Furniture Company
by Bumgarner, Sheila. The White Furniture Company was organized in Mebane in 1881 by brothers William E. and David A. White, sons of Mebane cofounder Stephen A. White. The factory was incorporated as the White-Rickel [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wrenn, Manleff Jarrell
by Powell, William S. Manleff Jarrell Wrenn, pioneer furniture manufacturer in High Point, was born near Liberty in Randolph County, the son of Merritt C. and Nancy Elizabeth Jarrell Wrenn. His father, a farmer, was a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wrenn, Thomas F.
by Powell, William S. Thomas F. Wrenn, manufacturer and financier, was born near Liberty in Randolph County, the son of Merritt C. and Nancy Elizabeth Jarrell Wrenn. His father, a Confederate soldier, died near the end of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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