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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Photographs
Furniture Industry Archives ➔ Photograph, Brower Furniture Company, Glue Room

Identifier:
205013
Description:
Two men at their workbenches in the glue department at Brower Furniture Company. This photograph has been altered and contains nudity.
Date:
1919 – 1977
Materials:
Paper, Negative
Dimensions:
8" h 10" w
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Source:
Museum Collection
Rights:

Maker/Donor
Brower Furniture Company
Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Originally, makers of chairs "in the white" to match tables and case goods of other local manufacturers, principally Imperial Furniture Co., Grand Rapids Chair Co., and Hekman Furniture Co. Located at Ann St. and Turner Ave., formally the Field Motor Company.

Company History
1919: Company is founded by John M. Brower (son of designer John E. Brower) and the heads of several local firms, to supply them with chairs.
1974: Becomes a division of the Great Wester Group, Inc.
1927: Adds a contract furniture line, for which it manufactured, upholstered, and finished chairs, tables, and companion pieces for retail stores, hotel dining rooms, clubs, school dormitories, and ships.

 

Related Place
Grand Rapids
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